Current archaeological activities, updates and discussions from the staff of the Ohio History Connection.
Road Trippin’ with Truda: First Friday Tour of the Great Circle
By Truda Shinker, Ohio History Connection Membership Manager Join me as I visit the sites in the Ohio History Connection network! This month's road trip took me to the First Friday Tour of the Great Circle in Heath. The Great Circle in Heath is one of the remaining segments of the Newark Earthworks, which was […]
From Santa Fe to Columbus: Pueblo Figurative Pottery in the Ethnographic Collection
On the (Rail)Road In the Autumn of 1880, President Rutherford B. Hayes embarked upon his Great Western Tour. Though being well-traveled throughout his presidency and known to make appearances across the country, this particular itinerary reached the Pacific Ocean and would mark the furthest west any sitting president had ever traveled. Beginning in Canton, Ohio, […]
Newark Earthworks Open House, April 16-17, 2023
Explore this remnant of a 2,000 year-old complex that is the largest set of geometric earthworks ever known. During the Newark Earthworks Open House, visitors are invited to explore and experience fully all three segments of these ancient, expansive earthworks built masterfully by American Indians. The site will be open daylight to dusk, with staff […]
Through the Eyes of a Child
By Linda Pansing, Curator of Archaeology This holiday season we thought you’d enjoy hearing about an encounter we had with a 7 year old who recently visited the museum in Columbus during a special event. She came by our table filled with stone pestles, pieces of pottery, bone tools, granite celts and chert projectile points; […]
Celebrate Archaeology Day at the Ohio History Center
Fascinated by Archaeology? On Saturday, October 1, join us at Ohio History Center to meet and talk with Ohio History Connection archaeologists and our partners in archaeology from across the Buckeye State. See artifacts spanning more than 10,000 years, try related hands-on activities, tour our new exhibit Indigenous Wonders of Our World and bring your […]
Newark Earthworks Remnants Walking Tour, July 23, 2022
Join a guided walking tour of portions of the Newark Earthworks on Saturday, July 23 from 9 am to Noon. It will start and end at the Great Circle Museum (455 Hebron Rd., Heath, OH) and will cover about three miles of mostly level terrain on public sidewalks. Walking shoes and a water bottle are […]
Newark Earthworks Open House, July 25, 2022
During the Newark Earthworks Open House, visitors are invited to explore and fully experience all three segments of these ancient, expansive earthworks built masterfully by American Indians. The site will be open daylight to dusk, with staff on site to answer questions from Noon–4 p.m. There is no registration or reservations needed for tours. Octagon […]
Treasures of Archaeology
Today, the blog is taking a different turn. Instead of talking about all of the wonderful things we have in the collections, we’re going to focus on some true treasures; our volunteers and interns! First off is… Mary Lou DiDonato Her journey to volunteerism started in 1980 with an impromptu visit to the museum in […]
Ask a Curator: Natural History and Archaeology Object Identification Event
Join our curatorial team as we help our visitors to determine what it is they think they have in their own personal collection.
What’s going on in Ohio archaeology?
Find out what’s going on in Ohio Archaeology by attending the Ohio Archaeological Council’s Spring Program in April 29, 2022 at the Main Branch of the Columbus Library. Can’t drive to Columbus to attend? No worries, it will be available on-line as well. Plus, the program is free and open to the public! For […]