Sunday, March 17, 2013

Geo 365: March 17, Day 76: The Big Picture

A view from a distance of Fort Rock, looking directly into the breached face. The terraces and notches are not as obvious in this view, but you can still get a sense of where the high water stand was. I imagine how this would have looked with the lake lapping slightly into the interior of the ring, and how appealing it would have been to the Native Americans who settled the area by 10,000 to 13,200 years ago.

This was taken from near a reconstructed historic village, which is open Thursday through Monday, Memorial Day through Labor Day. There's little in the way of geology, of course, but a nice collection of artifacts, and a huge display of arrowheads. It's a good place to get some insights into the lifestyles of the people who settled this area.

Photo unmodified. August 20, 2011. FlashEarth Location.

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