Archaeologists Research Iroquois Indians’ Forts

Marienville, PA — Archaeologists with the Allegheny National Forest researching the Iroquois Indians’ remote and legendary Catawba Path continue their appraisal of two Iroquois forts located on a high Pennsylvania plateau, the “Big Level”, near the Forest County village of Russell City.  The ruins lie in proximity to the presumed Path corridor.  Forest Service archaeologist Amanda Glaz gives a 14th century date for the forts, which consist of earthworks today but in their era of use featured pointed logs arranged in stockade fashion.

Much of the Catawba Path remains unknown because the Iroquois built it as a long-distance path that breached distracting stream systems, following high ground far from future European settlement. The two forts, discovered in the 1970s and 1990s, respectively, remain in deep forest, unknown to the public.

The Iroquois focused much activity close to the Catawba Path, which ran far enough south that it was used to conduct raids on the Catawba tribe of the Carolina region. Since the forts lie near the presumed corridor of the path, they may have had the function of repelling counterattacks coming from the south.

The ruins remain unaltered by interpretation or signs. Campers and other outdoors people share the Allegheny Plateau with them in a rare parallel existence.

23 thoughts on “Archaeologists Research Iroquois Indians’ Forts

  1. go kart parts

    I course of action persist up a amount to upon someone to your blog innumerable times. The added articles are incredibly captivating and interesting. I unmistakable to signup the panel crack of your rss take under one’s wing, so I can impel away in the categorize of your unproven editorials.

  2. Paris Schellhammer

    Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website prior to but following searching by way of many of the article I recognized it is new to me. Anyways, I’m surely pleased I discovered it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back again often!

  3. Kattie Dashnaw

    Greetings! Quite beneficial suggestions on this informative article! It truly is the small adjustments that make the most important modifications. Many thanks a whole lot for sharing!

  4. Cathy Aker

    That is a excellent suggestions particularly to people new to blogosphere, short and correct information… Many thanks for sharing this one particular. A should examine write-up.

  5. Erminia Reech

    Hi there, just required you to know I he added your website to my Google bookmarks due to your layout. But seriously, I imagine your world wide web internet site has 1 in the freshest theme I??ve came across. It extremely helps make studying your web site significantly easier.

  6. Clare Letran

    I really like your weblog.. quite great hues & theme. Did you create this web site yourself? Plz reply again as I’m looking to create my own website and would like to know wheere u acquired this from. many thanks

  7. Pingback: Google

  8. Pingback: Google

  9. Pingback: Google

  10. Pingback: roqya char3iya

  11. Pingback: IvyEntTv

  12. Pingback: Natural treatment for anal skin tags

  13. Pingback: Soviet Union (Country)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *