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


Here is the last program in our 5 part series for Archaeology Month. Dr. Bradley T. Lepper, Curator of Archaeology for the Ohio Historical Society, now known as the Ohio History Connection speaks about Hopewell culture and history. We thank the Ohio Humanities Council- a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities who sponsored this presentation.

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.

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