The Under Water Earthwork In South Carolina That Still Baffles Archaeologists To This Day

There’s an underwater earthwork in South Carolina that sparks curiosity among archaeologists and history lovers alike. The Chauga Mound, whose adjacent village dates back as a far as 8,000 BC, sits at the bottom of the Tugaloo River in Oconoee County, just 1200 feet north of the river’s confluence with the Chauga River.

To date, this underwater earthwork in South Carolina remains one of the most baffling sites for historians and archaeologists alike. This is primarily a result of the inability to access, study, and preserve the site for future generations. Did you know about it before now?

To learn all about another Native American mound in South Carolina that’s NOT below water and is open to the public, keep reading about a fort in South Carolina with an adjacent park featuring an ancient mound.