Current archaeological activities, updates and discussion from the staff of the Ohio Historical Society. Your comments are welcome!
The Newark Earthworks once covered more than four square miles of, what the early archaeologists Ephraim Squier and Edwin Davis described as, a “remarkable plain.” Today, the Ohio Historical Society preserves two of the most impressive components of these earthworks — the Great Circle and the Octagon Earthworks — as well as a fragment of the once monumental square enclosure at Wright Earthworks.
On November 2nd, join Jeff Gill for a walking tour of lesser known earthwork remnants scattered across Newark and gain a sense of the original magnificence of the entire Newark Earthworks complex!
This is a rare opportunity that is not to be missed.