Ocmulgee National Monument has had continuous habitation for 17,000 years. In the early to mid 1930s, Ocmulgee hosted the country’s largest archeological dig. Over 800 workers excavated under the direction of Dr. Arthur R. Kelly from the Smithsonian Institute. The results of this dig pieced together a timeline of people who lived in the area between 12,000 BC and 1800 AD. For more information about the dig or Ocmulgee National Monument, check out its website.