Don’t Forget!

Tommorrow is Archaeology Day at the Ohio Historical Center!

Please plan on joining us at the Ohio Historical Center tomorrow night, Thursday October 7th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in Classroom 1, for a series of programs highlighting archaeological research being done at OHS sites and with OHS archaeology collections.

We are hosting four presentations by the scientists, students, and volunteers actually doing the research, but their talks will be aimed at a general audience.

7:00pm: Larry Wickliff, volunteer, Wright State University: The Moorehead Circle at Fort Ancient: preliminary results of the 2010 Wright State University Field School Excavations. 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?

7:30pm Christine Keller, Ball State University: Glacial Kame Sandal Sole Shell Gorgets: An Exploration of Manufacture, Use, Distribution and Public Exhibition. The sandal sole shell gorget is one of the diagnostic artifacts of the Late Archaic Glacial Kame culture. This presentation focuses on recent research on sandal sole shell gorgets. What were the results of the research? Come and find out!

8:00pm Dr. Jarrod Burks, Ohio Valley Archaeology, Inc.: Excavations at the Rankin House State Memorial. In 2010 OVAI was contracted by OHS to conduct archaeological investigations in the lawn of this historic abolitionist residence. What they found was quite interesting indeed!

8:30pm Dr. Annette G. Ericksen, Hocking College: Results of the 2010 Fieldwork at Pickawillany, Miami County, Ohio. 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?

In addition to the talks, you will be able to try your hand at identifying artifacts from the Society collections at the “Whatz’it?” table.

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