Near Leo in Jackson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
On the flat surface of this rock is one of the finest examples of prehistoric Indian petroglyphs or craved writings in Ohio. These figures are carved on an exposed portion of the black Hand Sandstone bedrock which underlies much of east-central Ohio.
The meaning of the petroglyphs cannot be determined but it is thought that they are either tribal symbols or depict activities in the history of the Indian group. Among the inscriptions at least a fish, a bird, an unidentified animal and three human feet can be recognized. A human head or face is shown adorned with a headdress. The rendition of the figures suggests that they were probably carved by the late prehistoric Fort Ancient Indians, who lived in southern Ohio approximately 700 years ago.
Erected 1972 by The Ohio Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans • Notable Places.
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 39° 9.033′ Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 357 Township Hwy 224, Ray OH 45672, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Leo Petroglyphs & Natural Preserve (here, next to this marker); Leo Petroglyphs (within shouting distance of this marker); We cannot know for certain the meaning of the symbols (within shouting distance of this marker); This shelter covers a small group of petroglyphs (within shouting distance of this marker); Trails / The Kanawha Trail (approx. 7 miles away); 53rd O.V.I. Regiment / Camp Diamond (approx. 7 miles away); The Scioto Salt Licks / The Scioto Salt Works (approx. 7.1 miles away); Jackson (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leo.
Also see . . .
1. Leo Petroglyph. This web link is provided by the Ohio Historical Society. (Submitted on July 16, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Petroglyphs at Leo Petroglyph State Memorial Park. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on July 16, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Leo Petroglyph. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio (Submitted on July 16, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
1. Image Leo Petroglyph # 7
This petroglyph is the image of the "emergence story" of native cultures, The head of the emerging figure is to the left side of this view(this should be the top ) ,Note the arms and upper body, the curved lines on each side of the "waist " area are the opening to the underground womb of the earth where the "ant" people saved mankind from the last destruction(hopi ,maya and many others)
You will note that the image is diminished in scale from this point down towards the legs and feet
the small feet are at the entry of the womb
If you imagine the opening being in centre of a crater at top of a volcanic mountain ,you can actualy see the side view (or cut away ) of the mountain with the crater and the "slope" of the outside of the mountain or extinct volcano ,this glyph is directly tied to the headress glyph in trying to define the place or location of emergance
This is what I see It seems to fit exactly
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,653 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on January 28, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 15, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.