: The caption reads: "Little Miami Valley and river view from Fort Ancient, Warren County, Ohio." Fort Ancient is a series of earthen embankments that extend for more than three-and-a-half miles around a high bluff along the Little Miami River in Warren County, Ohio. It was built by the Hopewell culture between 100 B.C. and A.D. 400.
Although it is called a "fort," it probably never served as a defensive work. Ditches are located inside the walls rather than outside as might be expected if it was an actual fort. Also, there are more than 60 gateways in the enclosure, which would have made it difficult to defend against enemies. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL07992 Subjects
: Little Miami River (Ohio); Fort Ancient culture--Ohio; Mounds--Ohio--Warren County Places
: Warren County (Ohio)