SERPENT MOUND LECTURE — HOW THE HOPEWELL BUILT THEIR WORLD
SATURDAY, JULY 12 AT SERPENT MOUND!How the “Hopewell” Built Their World – Ancient Land Managers in the Ohio Valley Presented by Dr. Paul E. Patton, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ohio University July 12 at Serpent Mound, 1:00 pm at the shelter house Free to the public, no registration required, parking fee $8.00 per car This Saturday is the second of three summer lectures composing Arc of Appalachias 2014 Indigenous Legacies Lecture Series. The theme for the 2014 presentations is: “Mysteries of Eastern America’s Ancient Past. Managing and controlling the landscape is an important component of almost every human culture. Among the most conspicuous examples of landscape modification found in Eastern North America belong to the Hopewell Cultural era, when native peoples constructed large geometric earthworks and earthen mounds for ceremonial use. Dr. Patton will explore new research results that indicate that many of the people associated with these earthworks were also practicing large-scale management and modification of the habitats surrounding their villages and hamlets in order to increase the benefit gained from their native food and architectural resources.