Chronicles of Boone County

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 Boone County has a significant prehistoric heritage. The last glacial activity from 10,000 to 12,000 years ago left substantial gravel and limestone deposits along today’s Ohio River. ​ Erosion and glacial outwash formed natural wonders such as Split Rock, at the mouth of Woolper Creek, and Boone Cliffs (now a Nature Conservancy site) along Middle Creek. ​ Ancient inland seas left behind salt deposits at [[Big Bone Lick]], which attracted large mammals including mammoths, mastodon, and bison. Boone County has a significant prehistoric heritage. The last glacial activity from 10,000 to 12,000 years ago left substantial gravel and limestone deposits along today’s Ohio River. ​ Erosion and glacial outwash formed natural wonders such as Split Rock, at the mouth of Woolper Creek, and Boone Cliffs (now a Nature Conservancy site) along Middle Creek. ​ Ancient inland seas left behind salt deposits at [[Big Bone Lick]], which attracted large mammals including mammoths, mastodon, and bison.
  
-Archaeological research shows that Boone County has been populated for many thousands of years. ​ The large game at Big Bone Lick drew small bands of nomadic Paleo Indians, who arrived about 12,000 B.C.  Through the ages the salt deposits continued to attract Native Americans from a wide area.  With the passing of the Archaic and Woodland periods (between 10,000 and 1,000 years ago), Fort Ancient Indians populated Boone County. ​ By the 1700s, the Shawnee and Miami tribes were among the dominant native groups living in the area.   Note that, by convention, the abbreviation B.C. (before Christ) follows the year, while the abbreviation A.D. (anno domini - “in the year of the Lord”) precedes the year.+Archaeological research shows that Boone County has been populated for many thousands of years. ​ The large game at [[big_bone_lick|Big Bone Lick]] drew small bands of nomadic Paleo Indians, who arrived about 12,000 B.C.  Through the ages the salt deposits continued to attract Native Americans from a wide area.  With the passing of the Archaic and Woodland periods (between 10,000 and 1,000 years ago), Fort Ancient Indians populated Boone County. ​ By the 1700s, the Shawnee and Miami tribes were among the dominant native groups living in the area.   Note that, by convention, the abbreviation B.C. (before Christ) follows the year, while the abbreviation A.D. (anno domini - “in the year of the Lord”) precedes the year.
  
 Prehistoric Native American burial mounds, villages and hunting sites are located throughout the county along the river and creeks as well as in the uplands. ​ Today’s town of [[Petersburg]],​ for example, was a large late prehistoric village site with at least two periods of habitation dating to about A.D. 1150 and A.D. 1400. Prehistoric Native American burial mounds, villages and hunting sites are located throughout the county along the river and creeks as well as in the uplands. ​ Today’s town of [[Petersburg]],​ for example, was a large late prehistoric village site with at least two periods of habitation dating to about A.D. 1150 and A.D. 1400.
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