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Archaeology Resources

Learn more about our archaeology collections

The Ohio History Connection's archaeology collection contains significant material representing all ancient cultures of the Ohio area, especially the Adena, Hopewell and Fort Ancient cultures. Learn more about our collections.

Amunet Mummy CT Scan Project

Learn more about this exciting project to discover the true history of the mummy.

Virtual First Ohioans

Virtual First Ohioans: Explore the rich prehistory of Ohio.

The image on the left is from the section Mississippian People And Their Influence, part of the Virtual First Ohioans exhibit.

Ohio Memory

Temper Mound Excavation - Ohio Memory


A digital library of more than 27,000 images from the Ohio History Connection and 330 other historical societies, libraries and museums. Click here to view all items in the collection relating to American Indians in Ohio Memory.

The image above, part of the American Indians in Ohio scrapbook, is of the Tremper Mound excavation which took place in July and August, 1915.

Ohio Pix

Wray Figurine

The Society's image reproduction database, includes hundreds of images of archaeology collections.

The image to the left is of the Wray Figurine.

Online Collection Catalog

The Ohio History Connection's Online Collection Catalog allows you to search the records of more than 230,000 items in the Society's library, newspaper, manuscript, audiovisual, state archives, history, natural history, and archaeology collections.

Donations of Collections

The Ohio History Connection accepts archaeological collections that have educational and/or research potential, and that fulfill the Society's collecting guidelines. If you are interested in donating material, please contact Brad Lepper at blepper@ohiohistory.org or call 614-298-2064. The Ohio History Connection will also curate collections resulting from cultural resource management (CRM) projects required by Federal and/or state laws, a service for which the Ohio History Connection will normally assess a fee. View the procedures outlining the steps in the acquisition/donation process. Pages 1-8 of the appendix are also available in an Excel document.


The collections of the Ohio History Connection exist for the benefit of present and future generations. Therefore, the public shall be granted reasonable access, by appointment, to exhibited or stored collections, on a non-discriminatory basis for the purposes of research and other educational uses. These research procedures are designed to provide access to the collections, to coordinate research with other collections activities, to provide for an outcome for the research, and to safeguard the collections.

Ohio History Central

Ohio History Central, the Ohio History Connection's Online Encyclopedia, contains a timeline and entries relating to Ohio's ancient past.

What's the Point?

This interactive website includes information on identifying flint artifacts and a timeline of Ohio's ancient history.


Classes and other groups can participate in this program at the Ohio Historical Center. Click on the link above for more information on booking this and other programs, or view the full description and curriculum resources.

Volunteer opportunities

Ohio History Connection Volunteers

Volunteer opportunities are available Tuesday mornings from 8:30-12. Of particular need at the present time are data entry operators. If you are interested in joining in on the fun, please contact Linda Pansing at lpansing@ohiohistory.org or 614.298.2061.

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