World Heritage Celebration at Ancient American Indian Earthworks


The public is invited to attend a World Heritage Celebration at the Great Circle at the Newark Earthworks from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, June 24. Special guests will include citizens of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, visitors from Germany, noted earthworks experts and civic leaders. Guests will learn about ancient Ohio as well as the progress toward World Heritage designation for Ohio’s earthworks. The event is free and open to the public. 

A variety of family-friendly activities including atlatl demonstrations, earthworks tours with Brad Lepper, Ph.D., Curator of Archaeology, Ohio Historical Society, and Native American crafts. Enjoy delicious Native fry bread and learn about geophysical methods of studying earthworks with Jarrod Burks, PhD, Director of Geophysical Surveys at Ohio Valley Archaeology.

At the event’s end, guests will enjoy a beautiful sunset across the mounds as the ancients once did. For more info, click here.

Related: Newark American Indian Mounds the Eighth Wonder of the World? You Decide

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