Archive for category: Ohio Archaeology

The Scippo-Scioto Earthworks, A newly Discovered Earthwork in Pickaway County, Ohio

15 Apr
April 15, 2017

Jerrel C. Anderson Vienna, West Virginia Introduction The government Agriculture Department aerial photographs taken of the Ohio landscape in 1938 have again proven (Anderson, 1980) to be a fertile ground for the discovery of ancient earthworks. I am preparing a series of articles on what I have discovered over the last 50 years of the […]

Jerrel interviewed on Revolution Radio’s “An Open Canvas”

02 Nov
November 2, 2015

Mounds Below: Stars Above

27 May
May 27, 2015

published by Ohio Archaeologist, Vol. 65, No. 1, Winter 2015 The great geometric earthworks of Ohio have fascinated students of the ancient past ever since their discovery by the American colonists in the late 1700’s. The use of different geometric forms in various combinations and the realization that they used a standard unit of length and that many were oriented to lunar rises and […]

Ohio Archaeology Month: Blennerhassett Island Archaeology

30 Oct
October 30, 2014
The Athens County Historical Society and Museum and the City of Athens Government Channel (TGC) present Dr. Jerrel Anderson, from the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History. Dr. Anderson goes into great detail of the prehistoric and historic archaeological findings from Blennerhassett Island.

The Circleville Earthwork and Hopewell

01 Dec
December 1, 2011

published by the Ohio Archaeologist, Vol. 61, No. 1, Winter 2011 It is time to restore the Circleville earthwork to its former vaunted stature — time to undo the damage done to the reputation of this remarkable earthwork by no other than E. G. Squier and E. Davis (Squier and Davis 1848). These two, in their epochal 1848 work, Ancient […]