When: Thu 7 Jul 2022 - Sun 10 Jul 2022
Where: Flint Ridge Ancient Quarries and Nature Preserve Glenford OH - United States
Ancient American Indians first came to this site 14,000 years ago. Over the millennia, they formed over a thousand quarries along the ten by three mile slab of flint just a few feet below the surface to create not just arrowheads and spear points, but daggers, bladelets, scrapers, and drills. Licking County’s Vanport Flint is unique worldwide for the brilliant shades of red, green, and blue that come out in it when it is heat treated. In consequence of the ancient people’s work, some of the quarry pits now form vernal pools that support a variety of plant and amphibian life.
Onsite camping will be available with limited shower facilities. The site is located east of Columbus, off of US 70, and near Newark, Heath, and Zanesville for those wishing to stay in a motel or go out for meals.
The site features a local museum and four Quarry Trails to hike. The site is 533 acres of forest, containing distinctive trees that represent the kinds of forests that used to cover North America before the woodlands were cleared by settlers. Nearby are the Newark Earthworks and other sites on the old Rt. 40, which runs parallel to US 70.
Events are scheduled to begin Thursday afternoon/evening. Watch this site, as more information will be added as plans are completed.