July 15, 2015

4000 Year Old Village Site Uncovered in Ohio

Clay floors have been found in Ohio dating back to the late archaic at 2000 BCE. The remains indicate that this is a village site much larger than anticipated. The floors were built from layers of yellow clay. Cooking pits and storage holes for hickory nuts have been uncovered as well. They built houses covered under woven tree canopies of oak. The inhabitants were migrants from the southeast, perhaps Illinois or Kentucky. They came here several months a year to spend the fall and winter. They hunted squirrels, deers, muskrats, and fished.

Cleveland.com has the report here with a good slide show and a video;

Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Americas Magazine

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