The Ohio Historical Society Celebrates Ohio Archaeology Month in a Grand Way


The Ohio Historical Society Celebrates Ohio Archaeology Month in a Grand Way

The Ohio Historical Society celebrates Ohio Archaeology Month with the Grand Opening of the new archaeology exhibit Following in Ancient Footsteps and a day of presentations on Saturday, October 15th in the Auditorium at the Ohio History Center, 800 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH. 

10:30am: The Moorehead Circle at Fort Ancient: preliminary results of the 2011 Wright State University Field School ExcavationsWright State University. What are the latest discoveries at the highly complex Moorehead Circle, a Hopewell ceremonial feature at the Fort Ancient Earthworks? Could these discoveries change the way we look at prehistoric architecture?

11:30am: Excavations at Serpent Mound State Memorial, ASC Group. In 2011 ASC Group was contracted by OHS to conduct archaeological investigations in preparation for planned improvements at the site. What they found was quite interesting indeed!

1:30pm: In Search of Fort Recovery, Ball State University. This summer the Ball State University field school concentrated on searching for evidence of Fort Recovery related activities as part of a National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program grant. What were the results of the research? Come and find out!

2:30 pm: Results of the 2011 Fieldwork at Pickawillany, Miami County, Ohio, Hocking College. Pickawillany, a 1750’s Miami Indian village and English trading post is the location of the first historically recorded conflict in what would become Ohio. What did the Hocking College students discover this year?

The presentations are free with admission. Museum hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm. Admission is $10/adult; $9/senior (60+); $5/youth (6-12); Free/Ohio Historical Society member; and Free/child (age 5 and under). Parking is free.

Come join us in the celebration!

For additional information please contact Linda Pansing, Curator of Archaeology at [email protected] or 614-298-2061.

To keep up to date on current archaeological activities, updates and discussion from the staff of the Ohio Historical Society visit our Archaeology Blog http://www.ohio-archaeology.blogspot.com/

Ohio Archaeology Month is an annual event coordinated by the Ohio Archaeological Council. The mission is to promote awareness of Ohios cultural heritage as revealed through nearly 200 years of archaeological research. A series of statewide educational events designed to highlight archaeological research throughout Ohio are planned. Detailed information on each event can be found on the Ohio Archaeological Councils website http://www.ohioarchaeology.org/.

Posted September 4, 2011
Topics: Archaeology

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