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Archaeological Atlas of Ohio __ "...It contains approximately 90 maps and 180 pages describing the maps. The maps were published in 1914 and are still quite popular for historical research." - illustrated - From ohiolink.edu - http://drc.ohiolink.edu/handle/2374.OX/19799

 

An Archaeological History of Northeast Ohio __ "When Moses Cleaveland landed at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River in 1796, he had no idea that the human history of the land he was sent to survey was unbelievably ancient."  Learn about this history and the archaeological research that found it. - illustrated - From cmnh.org - http://www.cmnh.org/site/ResearchandCollections/Archaeology/Research/GeneralAudienceNontechnicall/HistoryNEOhio.aspx 

 

Archaeology Guidelines - Ohio Department of Transportation __ Rules and regulations for archaeological research in Ohio. Full text.  A PDF file - From state.oh.us - http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/Environment/Cultural_Resources/Cultural%20Resources%20Manual%20and%20Appendices/Appendix%20M%20OHPO%20Guide.pdf?Mobile=1&Source=%2FDivisions%2FPlanning%2FEnvironment%2FCultural_Resources%2F_layouts%2Fmobile%2Fview.aspx%3FList%3Dbb8878d2-1930-49e3-952e-7e130f6637fc%26View%3Dcd279794-10af-40c4-9efa-5e65c7ba51b3%26CurrentPage%3D1 

 

Archaeology: Scioto River Sites __ A virtual road-trip tour of Scioto River archaeological sites. - illustrated - From jqjacobs.net - http://www.jqjacobs.net/blog/scioto.html 

 

 

ASO Striving to Preserve Ohio's Archaeological Heritage __ "Since 1942 the ASO has strived to preserve Ohio's rich archaeological heritage. If you would like to learn more about Ohio's fascinating prehistoric past we encourage you to explore our web-site." Well worth a visit with reports, links, quizes and games. - illustrated - From ASO - http://www.ohioarch.org/

 

Bone Stone Graves __ "The Bone Stone Graves are a prehistoric cemetery in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Ohio. "  An encyclopedic article with links to related material. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone_Stone_Graves

 

Category:Archaeological sites in Ohio __ Index of articles related to Ohio archaeology found in Wikipedia. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Archaeological_sites_in_Ohio


Consortium __ "Northeast Ohio is exceptionally rich in important historical resources and collections among its major universities, libraries, and museums...The key to such an innovative program would be the formation of collaborative linkages between institutions and disciplines. Piecing together the complicated patchwork that was life in Northeast Ohio necessitates historians, archaeologists, and biological anthropologists sharing their expertise and methodological approaches with each other to a degree never before attempted...With these opportunities and issues in mind, we propose the formation of a Northeast Ohio History Consortium among those institutions most vitally involved in the preservation and interpretation of Ohio History." An attempt by me to squeeze the theme of the text down to one paragraph. The proposal is too important to go by just my review. Good reading. - From Northeast Ohio Journal of History - http://www3.uakron.edu/nojh/consortium.htm

 

 

The Culture Problem in Ohio Archaeology __ A lengthy paper about Ohio mound culture archaeology. - From H. C. Shetstrone - http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1525/aa.1920.22.2.02a00030/pdf


dig: Ohio Archaeology Events __ "dig's guide to special archaeological programs, events, and exhibits in Ohio" - From digonsite.com - http://www.digonsite.com/guide/ohio.html

 

Figure Stones" ("Pierres Figures") - America's (almost) Invisible Prehistory __ There is some controversy here.  "This material is presented for consideration by anyone with an interest in the early habitation of North America, describing artifacts first recognized and recorded in 1987 at an unglaciated hilltop site in southeastern Ohio."  - illustrated - From daysknob.com - http://www.daysknob.com/

 

Firelands Archaeological Research Center __ "The Center is organized to: (1) discover, document, and conserve archaeological sites and material within the State of Ohio, especially within the region bordering Lake Erie; (2) conduct field, laboratory,..."  They do quite a bit.  Learn about the organization, goals and accomplishments. - illustrated - From firelandsarchaeology.org - http://www.firelandsarchaeology.org/ 
 

Fort Ancient Archaeological Park __ "In Warren County, Ohio, an isolated peninsula rises 80 meters (about 260 feet) above the muddy banks of the Little Miami River. There exists an immense monument to the dedication and technological savvy of the original inhabitants of prehistoric North America."  Learn the history, archaeological research record, visitor information and much more. - illustrated - From fortancient.org - http://www.fortancient.org/


The Hopeton Earthworks and Hopewell Culture __ "Although the Hopewell mounds and earthworks of Ross County, Ohio have been well known to the scientific community for more than 150 years, many basic questions have yet to be answered about the sites, and about the people and culture who built them." - illustrated - From National Park Service - http://www.cr.nps.gov/mwac/hopeton/index.htm 

 

 

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park __ "From about 200 BC to AD 500, the Ohio River Valley was a focal point of the prehistoric Hopewell culture. The term Hopewell describes a broad network of beliefs and practices among different Native American groups over a large portion of eastern North America. The culture is characterized by the construction of enclosures made of earthen walls, often built in geometric patterns, and mounds of various shapes." You will find out a lot more here. - illustrated - From National Park Service - http://www.nps.gov/hocu/ 

 

Ice Age Ohio - Archaeology __ "A deep cave yields evidence of Paleoindians, climate change, and the demise of the megamammals."  Good article - From archaeology.org - http://www.archaeology.org/0011/abstracts/ohio.html

 

NPS Archeology Program: Visit Archeology __ A lot of information and resources about Ohio archaeology here.  "You'll travel through time, learning about subjects that range from the monumental earthworks of the Hopewell Indians to the living conditions in forts during the War of 1812." - illustrated - From National Park Service - http://www.nps.gov/archeology/visit/ohio/index.htm


The Newark Earthworks __ "The Newark Earthworks were constructed between 100 B.C. and A.D. 500 by a people we know today as the Hopewell Culture. Part temple, part astronomical observatory, and part cemetery, this is the largest set of geometric earthworks built anywhere in the world."  A good article about this site. - illustrated - From archaeology.org - http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/hopewell/

 

On the Great Hopewell Road __ "With his evidence, coupled with aerial surveys done back in the 1930s that found traces of the road extending straight as an atl-atl throw for at least twelve miles towards the great Hopewellian center of what is now Chillicothe, 55 miles distant, Lepper concludes that there are sound reasons to believe that this ancient Hopewell sacra via did exist."  Did a great Hopewell Road once stretch across the state? - illustrated - From coolohio.com - http://coolohio.com/octagon/onroad.htm  

 

Ohio Archaeology Blog __ You will find current archaeological activities, updates and discussion from the staff of the Ohio Historical Society. - illustrated - From Ohio Historical Society - http://ohio-archaeology.blogspot.com/
 
Ohio Archaeology Home Page __ "The Ohio Archaeological Council is a private, non-profit corporation registered with the State of Ohio in 1975 as a charitable scientific and educational organization promoting the advancement of archaeology in Ohio. The Ohio Archaeological Council consists of professional archaeologists, avocational archaeologists, and interested students of Ohio." Learn more about this organization and its activities. - From Ohio Archaeological Council - http://www.ohioarchaeology.org/ 

 

Ohio Archaeology Museum Directory __ List of archaeology museums in Ohio - From museumsusa.org - http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/?k=1271407%2CCategoryID%3A1601640%3BState%3AOH%3BDirectoryID%3A200454

 

Ohio Historic Preservation Office __ They summed it up quite nicely for us. "Administers the National Register of Historic Places program in Ohio, manages the State Registry of Historic Landmarks, the State Registry of Archaeological Inventory, and survey and planning grants. Oversees development of the state's comprehensive historic preservation plan." - From Ohio Historic Preservation Office - http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/histpres/people/staff/histpres.html

 

Ohio Historical Society Archaeology __ "Explore 15000 years of Ohio's cultural heritage and discover the diverse ways in which our archaeologists uncover evidence of the past."  Learn about projects, collections, outreach and more. - illustrated - From ohiohistory.org - http://www.ohiohistory.org/archaeology/

 

OhioKIDS! - Ohio Jones Learns Archaeology __ What a great way to introduce archaeology to kids.  Articles, photos, resources and more. - illustrated - From ohiokids.org - http://www.ohiokids.org/ohjonesintro/

 


Ohio Valley Archaeology __ Here is only one example of the kind of information you will find here: "Organization of Early Paleoindian Technology: We use both spatial patterning and chaîne opératoire concepts to understand activities at Nobles Pond (33ST357), one of the earliest archaeological sites yet documented in northern Ohio." Excellent information about Mound Builder cultures. - illustrated - From Mark F. Seeman - http://www.personal.kent.edu/~mseeman/

 

Serpent Mound __ An encyclopedic article with links to related material. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serpent_Mound

 

Shawnee Lookout Archeological District __ "The Shawnee Lookout Archeological District is a historic district in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Ohio."  An encyclopedic article with links to related material. - From wapedia - http://wapedia.mobi/en/Shawnee_Lookout_Archeological_District

 

SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park __ "The Mission of SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park is to protect, preserve and research the cultural remains of the SunWatch National Historic Landmark archaeological site ..."  Articles, photos, history and much more. - illustrated - From sunwatch.org - http://www.sunwatch.org/   


Wetlands and Archaeological Sites __ "Wetlands are one of the most archaeologically sensitive areas in Ohio. Wetlands were exploited for their natural resources throughout Ohio’s prehistory (14,000-450 years ago). Additionally, land adjacent to wetlands, particularly in Ohio’s glaciated region, was often used by prehistoric American Indians for hunting game, collecting plants, and establishing settlements." This brief report from the Ohio Historic Preservation Office describes the importance of wetlands to Ohio archaeology. - From Ohio Historic Preservation Office - http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/histpres/toolbox/wetarch.html


 

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