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The Cultural Significance Of Ohio Archaeological Sites

Courtesy of Ohio History Connection
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The fire at Notre Dame this month shook the Western world, with billionaires pledging millions of dollars towards its restoration. 

The 13th century cathedral is an important cultural, historical, and religious symbol of Western Civilization.

Back in Ohio, however, culturally rich archaeological sites dating back more than a thousand years before Notre Dame are legally bulldozed. 

Today on All Sides, a closer look at Ohio’s ancient structures, who built them and how they shape the cultural identity of the state. 


  • Alison Beach, Associate Medieval History Professor, Ohio State
  • Brad Lepper, Curator of Archaeology, Ohio History Connection
  • Ben Barnes, Second Chief of the Shawnee Tribe


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