Saturday, September 20 at 1:00 pm
The Newark Earthworks are the largest set of geometric enclosures and mounds in the world. The work of the Hopewell people who lived in Ohio circa 100 B.C. to A.D. 400, these geometric earthworks covered nearly five square miles, using more than seven million cubic feet of earth.
Brad Lepper, Curator of Archaeology for the Ohio Historical Society and a Visiting Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Denison University will help answer the question, why did the Hopewell build such monumental works? Brad's primary areas of interest include North America's Ice Age peoples, Ohio's magnificent mounds and earthworks, and the history of Archaeology. Noteworthy research includes excavation of the Burning Tree mastodon and discovery of the Great Hopewell Road, featured in a recent documentary.
This presentation is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our local treasures and adds an additional layer to our cu
rrent Ohio Indian Mound exhibit that will be on loan from the Ohio Native Heritage Archive Collection at John L. & Christine Warner Library OSU, Newark until October 13. Brad Lepper's presentation is sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Council, state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.