The Foundation was established to protect, preserve and to research unusual artifacts recovered thru surface collections from several locations in Southeastern United States
Our research focuses in two general areas:
1. the cultural significance and artistic origins of the symbols, motifs and forms, some of which initially suggest circum-Caribbean and/or Chinese influence.
2. incorporate science based testing on select pieces to determine type and origin of material, accretion analysis, tool and usage analysis and dating.
The pre-Columbian period of North America is a time filled with many uncertainties. It is hoped that our efforts will be helpful in providing a clearer picture of this fascinating period.
Indigenous Peoples Research Foundation, a non-profit Georgia corporation