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The Newark Earthworks: One of the World’s Ancient Wonders

August 13 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Come visit the McKinley Memorial Library for an Ohio Humanities’ Speakers’ Bureau event with Brad Lepper about the Newark Earthworks!

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 A.D. 1-  400, these geometric earthworks covered nearly five square miles, using more than seven million cubic feet of earth. Why did the Hopewell build such monumental works? Were they prehistoric forts or ancient American cathedrals?

Brad Lepper is the Senior Archaeologist for the Ohio History Connection’s World Heritage Program. In addition, he has occasionally been a Visiting Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Denison University. His 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 documentary that was first broadcast on PBS in 1998.

Registration is required at 330-652-1704, ext. 3.

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McKinley Memorial Library

(330) 652-1704

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McKinley Memorial Library

40 N. Main Street
Niles, Ohio 44446 United States
(330) 652-1704
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541 West Rich Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Office: 614.461.7802