Near Leo in Jackson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
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.
Location. 39° 9.033′ N, 82° 40.487′ W. Marker is near Leo, Ohio, in Jackson County. Marker is on Park Road (Local Route 224) 0.4 miles west of Raysville Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ray OH 45672, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trails / The Kanawha Trail (approx. 7 miles away); The Scioto Salt Licks (approx. 7.1 miles away); John Wesley Powell / Morgan's Raid in Jackson, 1863 (approx. 7.1 miles away); James Cemetery / Major John James (approx. 7.2 miles away); Mc Arthur Well (approx. 12.4 miles away); Vinton County Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.4 miles away); Vinton County Civil War Memorial (approx. 12.4 miles away).
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 History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (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
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
— Submitted December 29, 2013, by Clifford Walters of Lebanon, Maine.
Categories. • Anthropology • Native Americans • Notable Places •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,394 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 15, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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