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Leo Petroglyph State Memorial, Jackson County, Ohio, 1987


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Petroglyphs carved into the Pottsville Group-Sharon sandstone/conglomerate at Leo Petroglyph and Nature Preserve in Jackson County, Ohio. This area has shale, siltstone, sandstone and conglomerate lithologies. The panel of petroglyphs includes around 37 figurative drawings of humans, birds, animal and human foot prints, a fish, a snake and other figures carved into the rock outcropping on the gently sloping hillside above a steep gorge. Leo Petroglyph is actually in a series of petroglyphs ancient people cut into the sandstone outcrop. The exact age of the carvings is unknown, but based on the degree of weathering of the soft sandstone, the carvings are probably not more than 1,000 years old. The art is likely the work of the Fort [...]

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title Parent-57f2863ae4b0bc0bebfff9b8 Leo Petroglyph State Memorial, Jackson County, Ohio, 1987

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alternateGeometryJackson County (Ohio), Leo Petroglyphs and Nature Preserve (Ohio), Byer 7.5-minute Quadrangle

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