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. Â 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. Guests
- 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
Event Thursday, October 24th, a symposium titled âOhio Earthworks: History, Preservation, and Archaeo-tourismâ? will be Â held in conjunction with the Midwest Archaeological Conference. It is open to the public.