Archaeologists studied the Vaughn Branch area (the former Carpenter Farm) in 1989* and found evidence that Native farming people, whom archaeologists refer to at Fort Ancient, had once lived here from A.D. 1200-1400. With information from sites around the region, here’s an idea of what life was like for these people at Vaughn Branch.
Finally our fossil has a home. Cincinnati Museum has accepted the woodland elk fossil that was found at our nature preserve by Bill Johnstone into their notable regional collection. Roadtrip!