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Flint Quarry near Ansted

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Not far from the boundaries of present-day Ansted, in Fayette County, early white explorers and settlers found extensive evidence of the workings of an outcropping of the Kanawha Black Flint stratum by Native Americans. According to local tradition, the area of the flint quarry was also said to be the site of a "camp", probably more appropriately called a "base camp", said to be occuppied by the Shawnee, prior to the arrival of the whites (mid-1700's).

See this page, from Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., for more information about Native American quarries, quarry reduction sites, base camps, base camp maintenance stations and outlying hunting sites.