C-SPAN TOUR OF THE NEWARK EARTHWORKS

 

C-SPAN TOUR OF THE NEWARK EARTHWORKS

This month, C-SPAN3’s American History TV is exploring Columbus, Ohio. Among the featured stories is the Newark Earthworks and Ohio’s Hopewell culture.

C-SPAN’s Local Conent Vehicle staff visited Ohio last month to conduct interviews and shoot video of historic sites within a 50 mile radius of Columbus and the Newark Earthworks — on the United States Department of the Interior’s short list of sites to be nominated for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage list — was an obvious place to tell the story of the first Ohioans!  I spent the morning sharing Newark’s Great Circle Earthworks and Octagon Earthworks with the C-SPAN staff and now you can go along for the ride.

In addition to taking you to each of the sites, I also talk about the ancient Native American culture that created this amazing architectural masterpiece and consider such questions as “Why Ohio? Why were the Newark Earthworks built here?” I hope you enjoy the tour and that it inspires you to come and see the sites in person. Brad Lepper

Posted September 3, 2012
Topics: Archaeology

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