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Geophysical and archaeological investigations were conducted this past summer at the Fort Hill Earthwork Complex located in the Rocky River Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks. Our investigations have not only revealed when the earthworks were created and by which prehistoric culture group, but we also have uncovered data to suggest how they were constructed and for what possible purpose they may have served. In addition, we conducted extensive archival research at several local historical societies and museums looking for previously unpublished information about this site’s initial discovery in the mid-1800s and for any additional information concerning the prehistoric occupation of the Rocky River Valley.
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology
Anthropology | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
Dodrill, Michael and Coyne, Bridget, "Archaeological Investigations at the Fort Hill Earthwork Complex" (2018). Undergraduate Research Posters 2018. 7.