Posted February 28, 2017
Please join us on March 4 at 2:00 pm to hear Brad Lepper, Curator of Archaeology, talk about how consultation with American Indian tribal representatives has added to our understanding of ancient American Indian artifacts in our collections.
In the 1920s, Ohio History Connection archaeologists excavated Seip Mound near Chillicothe. They discovered five rounded stones engraved with artistic designs. They interpreted these objects as marbles used in children’s games. Based on contemporary American Indian traditions shared by Ben Barnes, Second Chief of the Shawnee Tribe, it now seems more likely that they’re evidence for the oldest known drum in the Eastern Woodland of North America.
Curator Talk: Hopewell Stone Spheres
March 4, 2017