To learn more about the Garden Creek site and the pre-Columbian history of the Appalachian Summit, please check out some of these resources:
Cherokee Archaeology: A Study of the Appalachian Summit by Bennie C. Keel (University of Tennessee Press, 1976)
Cherokee Prehistory: The Pisgah Phase in the Appalachian Summit Region by Roy S. Dickens, Jr. (University of Tennessee Press, 1976)
Time Before History: The Archaeology of North Carolina by H. Trawick Ward & R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr. (University of North Carolina Press, 1999)
“Archaeology of the Appalachian Summit”, Website maintained by UNC-RLA.