Ancient Ohioans and their Earthworks Legacy Lecture and Bus Tour
The Ancient Ohioans and their Earthworks Legacy Lecture and Bus Tour is an eye-opening series of events highlighting the cultures, lost architectures, and landscape architecture of the Ancient Ohioans who built Ohios unique earthworks, effigy mounds, and Pre-Columbian settlements.
Date and time: October 24, 2010, 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. for lecture and tour.
Fees: Lecture is FREE. Tour: $65 regular, $55 children and students with valid ID. Includes box lunch and drinks. Reserve with Cincinnati Museum Center (513) 287-7021
Location: Reakirt Auditorium, Cincinnati Museum Center: 9 a.m. 11 a. m.
Tour: Round trip from Museum Center at Union Terminal to Sunwatch Village, Dayton, and Ft. Ancient, Warren County, 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Gary Meisner, FASLA, moderator, Architecture Foundation of Cincinnati, trustee
Brad Lepper, archaeologist / The Ohio Historical Society
Kevin Pape, archaeologist / Gray & Pape Cultural Resource Consultants
Bob Genheimer, archaeologist / The Cincinnati Museum Center
John Hancock, architect / Professor, University of Cincinnati, DAAP, and co-director, The Ancient Ohio Trail.
The presentations, which incorporate the latest research, will include:
An overview of the most significant pre-historical sites in Ohio.
A discussion of the interrelationship of ancient and modern Native American cultures.
An overview of modern archaeological exploration tools and technology.
3D re-creations of key remaining sites and several “lost sites.”
Several sites have documented partial solar and lunar calendars. There will be on-site discussion of archaeoastronomical connections to the cycles of Earth, Moon, and Sun.
Several Ohio Earthworks sites are being considered for UNESCO designation as “World Heritage Sites.” An overview of this significant process will be presented. Very few sites in the United States have received this designation.
The tour immediately following the lecture features educational presentations, including site-specific videos moderated by the speakers. This will enhance visitor appreciation of these unique and subtle landscapes.
Architecture Foundation of Cincinnati
Cincinnati Museum Center
The Ohio Historical Society
The Ancient Ohio Trail Initiative