C 14 - Fort Rock

Some of the earliest known inhabitants of this continent made their home in a cave in one of the low knolls dominated by Fort Rock, visible across this basin. Radio-carbon dating indicates that sandals found in the cave may be 9,000 years old. Fort Rock is the remnant of an ancient volcano rising 325 feet above the plain. A great lake covered this entire basin spreading as far south as Picture Rock. It was in a cave facing that lake that the fort rock people lived.