Near Georgesville in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Voss Site
On this terrace bench overlooking Big Darby Creek, people of the Fort Ancient Culture constructed a large circular village with a central plaza and constructed a low earthen mound on the plaza's edge to commemorate the burial location of important members of their community. The location of the site is unique as it is one of the northern-most Fort Ancient sites.
The Voss Site was occupied more than once during the period ca. A.D. 1100-1440 by Fort Ancient populations practicing maize agriculture. These populations during the later half of the period were intercropping maize, beans, and squash. They supplemented their diet with deer and wild turkey and made use of the extensive resources of the creek including freshwater mussels, fish, waterfowl, and turtle species.
Remote sensing techniques such as magnetometry have recently been used to map the village settlement and build upon the knowledge of the site gained from excavation of the mound and a portion of the village in the 1960s by the Ohio Historical Society.
Erected by Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Galloway OH 43119, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Valley is Born (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jack Kidwell (approx. 0.7 miles away); Big Darby and Little Darby Creeks (approx. one mile away); Ice Over Ohio (approx. 1.4 miles away); Big Darby Creek (approx. 1.4 miles away); A Valley Is Born (approx. 1½ miles away); Stories in the Sediments (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Glaciers Did It (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgesville.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Ancient. Wikipedia article (Submitted on October 21, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
2. Archaeological Investigation of the Voss Site. Article on the Ohio Archaeological Council website about the 1960s investigations. (Submitted on October 21, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
3. The O.C. Voss Site: Reassessing What We Know About the Fort Ancient Occupation of the Central Scioto. (Submitted on October 21, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Categories. • Anthropology & Archaeology • Man-Made Features • Native Americans •
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 21, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.