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Fort Ancient

6123 St. Rt. 350
Oregonia, Ohio 45054
513.932.4421 or
1.800.283.8904
Fax 513.932.4843
Directions

 

Hours

March–November
Tuesday–Saturday
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon–5 p.m.
Closed on Mondays


December–February
Closed

 

Admission:

Adult: $7 
Seniors (60+): $6
Students (6–16): $6
Child (5 & under): Free

Ohio History Connection member*: Free


Outdoor Admission Only 
$8/Car

 

*Members must present their membership card at the registration desk.

 

Managed by the Ohio History Connection

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Children and Archaeology

The Importance of Pottery

“Archaeologists spend a lot of time looking to recover the small remnants of material culture left behind by prehistoric societies. Some of these remnants can be particularly useful for reconstructing how past groups lived. For example, potteryturtle shell pottery is very useful in defining societal roles. Pottery can be used to determine a person’s social ranking, gender, or even possibly their relationship to others in the group. Archaeologists use pottery and the designs placed upon it to decipher how various areas within the archaeological site were used. For example, one would expect to find pottery in a food preparation or cooking area, but would not expect to find it in a sleeping area.”