Zerubabel, Cemeteries and Ancient Inscriptions
Posted September 18, 2023


What do ‘Zerubabel, Cemeteries and Ancient Inscriptions’ have in common?

They’re all intriguing presentations you can see at Archaeology Day (10am-4pm) at the Ohio History Connection on September 30th!

Here’s the line up:

1:00 pm – Seeing Ohio’s Rock Art: Virtual reality approaches to Inscription Rock on Kelleys Island

Dr. John Soderberg, Anthropology Department at Denison University

By using 3D scanners and other technology, John has been able to recreate the experiences ancient people may have had with petroglyphs (shapes carved into rock) at Inscription Rock, Kelleys Island, Ohio. What did he discover, come find out!

2:00 pm – Zerubabel’s Basement and a Lost Schoolhouse; Excavations in Warren County, Ohio

Jeannine Kreinbrink, President of K&V Cultural Resources Management, LLC

An archaeological survey in Warren County found an old homestead and an abandoned schoolhouse on the same property. Dating to the early 19th century, the homestead site lay hidden beneath an agricultural field. The Oak Grove Schoolhouse stood forgotten in the woods in the southeast corner of the property for many decades. We explore their complicated history through archaeology and archival research, including court cases, abandonment, brotherly arguments and more!

3:00 pm – Three-Dimensional Documentation of Grave Markers: A Guide to Best Practice and Equipment for the General Public

Dr. Alexander Corkum and Joseph Snider

There are over 14,600 known cemeteries in the State of Ohio, some better documented than others. As stones weather, names and dates are lost, forever closing the doors to a vault of information. Simply put, it is never too early to document historical cemeteries. But now, with increasingly powerful graphical processing units, high-resolution cameras on mobile phones, and advances in photogrammetry software/ availability, the public has been empowered to perform their own highly precise documentation.

This presentation will provide a framework for those with an interest in cemetery documentation to learn more about the hardware and software involved, as well as general best practice.

Hope to see you at

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