Earthworks: Preserving Ohio’s Ancient History
Not far from the chaos of downtown Columbus stand a series of earthen mounds built by ancient cultures that inhabited this region over 2,000 years ago. Their exact purpose remains mysterious, but their preservation is essential. This hour we’ll talk about what may have inspired a people to build the largest earthworks in the world, and what threats the sites face today.
- Dr. Jarrod Burks, Director of Archaeological Geophysics, Ohio Valley Archaeology, Inc.
- Dr. Bradley Lepper, Curator of Archaeology, Ohio Historical Society
- Chief Glenna Wallace, Chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Thursday, October 24th, a symposium titled “Ohio Earthworks: History, Preservation, and Archaeo-tourism” will be held in conjunction with the Midwest Archaeological Conference. It is open to the public.