The Voss Site

The Voss Site (HM2M1G)

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N 39° 52.817', W 83° 13.22'

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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.
HM NumberHM2M1G
Placed ByColumbus and Franklin County Metro Parks
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Date Added Monday, October 21st, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 310133 N 4416829
Decimal Degrees39.88028333, -83.22033333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 52.817', W 83° 13.22'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 52' 49.02" N, 83° 13' 13.2" W
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