Posted June 23, 2012
OHS ARCHAEOLOGY CURATOR FEATURED GUEST AT COMFEST
I was a guest speaker at the ComFest community festival in Columbus today. It was my first experience attending ComFest and it was a real pleasure. I spoke about the achievements of Ohios Hopewell culture to a small, but clearly interested and appreciative audience. I was not aware, until attending the popular event that, since 1982, the ComFest logo has included a design based on a copper plate discovered at the Hopewell Mound Group. There are other motifs from ancient Ohio incorporated in this years logo. How many do you recognize? There is a face that the young women at the Columbus School for Girls might find familiar.
According to a note in the program guide, through this symbol, the ComFest organizers reaffirm and emphasize our connection to the past, to Ohio, to Third World Peoples and Native American ideals, to the earth, to the struggle against those who see the world and its gifts as something having value only insofar as it can be molded into multiples of dimes.
I’m already looking forward to participating again next year! I will hope to see you there. Brad Lepper