Leo Petroglyph

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Leo Petroglyph
Leo Petroglyph, comprehensive from north.jpg
Comprehensive view of the petroglyph site
Leo Petroglyph is located in Ohio
Leo Petroglyph
Leo Petroglyph is located in the US
Leo Petroglyph
Nearest city Coalton, Ohio
Coordinates 39°8′59″N 82°40′33″W / 39.14972°N 82.67583°W / 39.14972; -82.67583Coordinates: 39°8′59″N 82°40′33″W / 39.14972°N 82.67583°W / 39.14972; -82.67583
Area 12.3 acres (5.0 ha)
NRHP reference # 70000501[1]
Added to NRHP November 10, 1970

The Leo Petroglyph is a sandstone petroglyph containing 37 images of humans and other animals as well as footprints of each. The petroglyph is located near the small village of Leo, Ohio (in Jackson County, Ohio) and is thought to have been created by the Fort Ancient peoples (possibly AD 1000–1650). The area in which the sandstone petroglyph was found is on the edge of an unglaciated Mississippian sandstone cliff 20–65 feet high. To this day, the meanings of the drawings are unknown. On November 10, 1970, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The site is maintained by the Ohio Historical Society.

A human figure petroglyph


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