Fort Island Works - Fairlawn, Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member buffalohiker
N 41° 07.162 W 081° 37.046
17T E 448166 N 4552191
Quick Description: A glacial deposit with evidence of an ancient palisade.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 5/5/2013 6:42:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMH18Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fisnjack
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Long Description:
The top of Fort Island has been dry upland habitat sine the retreat of the glaciers some 10,000 years ago. Evidence of a prehistoric culture, namely a shallow ditch partially surrounding Fort Island, has been found. Recent archaeological studies discovered evidence of an ancient palisade at the bottom of the ditch. Although the structure has been dated to 1000-1350 A.D., mystery surrounds the purpose of the palisade and the nature of Fort Island’s prehistoric occupation. It is possible that it served as a seasonal camp, a temporary refuge in times of danger or a ceremonial center visited for purification or healing rituals. The site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
Trailhead: N 41° 07.320 W 081° 37.360

Type: Ruins

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