Walk the Grounds with an Archaeologist

Walk the Grounds with an Archaeologist

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  • Admission: $20.00 registration for adults, $10 for students (Fee covers general site admission).

This presentation will focus and expand on the geological origins of Hopewell artifacts. It includes copper from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan; granite/gneiss from Ontario, Canada; slate from Pennsylvania; obsidian from Wyoming/Idaho; mica from North Carolina; fossil shark teeth from Chesapeake Bay, Maryland; and flint from central Ohio, etc.

Fort Ancient site manager Jack Blosser will then speak about how the Native Americans utilized, shaped, and adapted those resources for various tools; hunting/defense, ornamentation/decoration, and ceremony.

There will also be discussions about the Hopewell sphere of influence. The Hopewell Culture obviously used other resources - animal bones, plants, shells, etc., but this class will focus primarily on the geologically-related ones.

1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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  • Date: May 09, 2020

Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve
6123 St. Rt. 350 Oregonia, OH 45054

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