Ohio Archaeology Month Virtual Presentations

Ohio Archaeology Month Virtual Presentations

Ohio is home to some of the most important archaeological sites in North America. From the human-made heights of ancient American Indian earthworks to the depths of Lake Erie where shipwrecks lie, Ohio archaeology has something for everyone.

Celebrate Ohio’s archaeological wonders during Ohio Archaeology Month with the activities below!

Primary registration includes all four programs. Can’t attend all four? No problem! Follow up emails will be sent out with links to the recordings of each program.

Individual programs can also be purchased, just click program title to sign up!

Ask an Archaeologist 
Wens., Oct. 6, 2021 • 7-8 p.m.
Virtual
$5/registrant
Free/Ohio History Connection member

Curious about archaeology and buried history?  Join a specialist from the Ohio History Connection to learn about what an archaeologist does, what their daily life is like, recent discoveries, and the coolest things they’ve ever found!Â

The Mystery of the C.B. Lockwood
Wens., Oct. 13, 2021 • 7-8 p.m.
Virtual
$5/registrant
Free/Ohio History Connection members

At almost 300 feet long, the steamer C.B. Lockwood was one of the largest wooden ships to be lost in Lake Erie when it sank in October, 1902, off the Grand River, OH. Its loss offers a harrowing account of a stormy night spent in a small yawl boat for the nine survivors, including the captain and his wife. However, the real mystery is why – after all these years and many searches for the wreck – has it not been found? The wreck was marked with a buoy and extensively surveyed by the U.S. government soon after it sank, and yet the wreck has not been located since divers started searching for this elusive wreck over 40 years ago. The Cleveland Underwater Explorers (CLUE) solves this mystery and reveals the final resting place of this shipwreck.

Tracking Down Ancient Earthworks with High-Tech Devices: New Results from the Ohio Valley 
Wens., Oct. 20, 2021 • 7-8 p.m.
Virtual
$5/registrant
Free/Ohio History Connection members

Sure, you’ve likely heard of Serpent Mound and perhaps the Newark Earthworks, but what of the other 600+ ancient earthwork sites in Ohio…not to mention neighboring states? Join us as we use high-tech instruments like magnetometers, LiDAR, and drones to reveal the hidden foundations of earthen enclosures built by American Indians nearly 2000 years ago.

Arrowheads, Lead Seals, and Kodak Film: The Archaeology of a Reconstructed Schoenbrunn Village Cabin
Wens., Oct. 27, 2021 • 7-8 p.m.
Virtual
$5/registrant
Free/Ohio History Connection members

In 2021, archaeologists from the Columbus firm Lawhon & Associates, Inc., excavated the former location of the reconstructed Schebosh Cabin at Schoenbrunn Village in New Philadelphia, Ohio. The Ohio History Connection plans to rebuild this cabin, erected in 1927 and burned around 1970.  Now, as the 250th anniversary approaches, archaeology allows us a glimpse of the history of Schoenbrunn Village, not only the eighteenth-century Moravian settlement, but also evidence of the Native peoples who lived here before the Europeans arrived. The archaeologists gained insight into the reconstruction efforts of the 1920s and activities of the tourists who visited Schoenbrunn in the twentieth century as well, recovering information about the construction of the replica cabins and allowing for assessment of claims that the cabins were built directly atop the original locations of the 1770s buildings. Archaeologist Andrew Sewell will give a brief historical overview of Schoenbrunn Village, discuss past archaeological studies, and talk about the findings of the 2021 excavations and their implications for further investigations at Schoenbrunn. 

Posted September 30, 2021

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