Ohio Archaeology

An Illustrated Chronicle of Ohio's Ancient American Indian Cultures

Author: Bradley Thomas Lepper

Publisher: Orange Frazer PressInc

ISBN: 9781882203390

Category: History

Page: 300

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Ohio Archaeology is a valuable resource for readers, teachers and students who want to learn more about the lifeways and legacies of the first Ohioans.

Ohio

A History of the Buckeye State

Author: Kevin F. Kern,Gregory S. Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118548329

Category: History

Page: 544

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Ohio: A History of the Buckeye State explores the breadthof Ohio’s past, tracing the course of history from itsearliest geological periods to the present day in an accessible,single-volume format. Features the most up-to-date research on Ohio, drawing onmaterial in the disciplines of history, archaeology, and politicalscience Includes thematic chapters focusing on major social, economic,and political trends Amply illustrated with maps, drawings, and photographs Receipient of the Ohio Geneological Society's Henry HoweAward in 2014

Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia [4 volumes]

An Encyclopedia

Author: Linda S. Cordell,Kent Lightfoot,Francis McManamon,George Milner

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313021899

Category: Social Science

Page: 1488

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The greatness of America is right under our feet. The American past—the people, battles, industry and homes—can be found not only in libraries and museums, but also in hundreds of archaeological sites that scientists investigate with great care. These sites are not in distant lands, accessible only by research scientists, but nearby—almost every locale possesses a parcel of land worthy of archaeological exploration. Archaeology in America is the first resource that provides students, researchers, and anyone interested in their local history with a survey of the most important archaeological discoveries in North America. Leading scholars, most with an intimate knowledge of the area, have written in-depth essays on over 300 of the most important archaeological sites that explain the importance of the site, the history of the people who left the artifacts, and the nature of the ongoing research. Archaeology in America divides it coverage into 8 regions: the Arctic and Subarctic, the Great Basin and Plateau, the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains, the Midwest, the Northeast, the Southeast, the Southwest, and the West Coast. Each entry provides readers with an accessible overview of the archaeological site as well as books and articles for further research.

Ancient America

Fifty Archaeological Sites to See for Yourself

Author: Kenneth L. Feder

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144226313X

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Presenting “the real deal” of American antiquity—as opposed to the hyped fare of many cable TV shows—Kenneth Feder invites readers to explore the stunning technological, architectural, engineering, and artistic achievements of America’s first peoples. Part travel guide, part friendly reference, Ancient America showcases fifty iconic and publicly-accessible sites located across the contiguous United States—including monumental pyramids of earth, “castles” ensconced in cliff niches, and vast rock art galleries. Among the places profiled are four World Heritage Sites (Chaco Canyon, NM; Mesa Verde, CO; Cahokia, IL; Poverty Point, LA); numerous Historic Landmarks and National Monuments (including Crystal River, FL; Town Creek Mound, NC; Casa Grande, AZ; and Hovenweep, UT); and stunningly diverse sites ranging from Serpent Mound (OH) and Horsethief Lake (WA) to Canyon de Chelly (AZ) and Nine Mile Canyon (UT). In addition to practical visitor information, Feder tells the fascinating stories of each site as revealed by archaeological research. Introductory chapters delve into the deep past of Native America; historical and cultural details as well as original photography round out the site entries. Readers will be inspired to visit these remarkable places where the past continues to resonate in the present.

Early Native Americans in West Virginia: The Fort Ancient Culture

Author: Darla Spencer

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467118516

Category: History

Page: 158

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Once thought of as Indian hunting grounds with no permanent inhabitants, West Virginia is teeming with evidence of a thriving early native population. Today's farmers can hardly plow their fields without uncovering ancient artifacts, evidence of at least ten thousand years of occupation. Members of the Fort Ancient culture resided along the rich bottomlands of southern West Virginia during the Late Prehistoric and Protohistoric periods. Lost to time and rediscovered in the 1880s, Fort Ancient sites dot the West Virginia landscape. This volume explores sixteen of these sites, including Buffalo, Logan and Orchard. Archaeologist Darla Spencer excavates the fascinating lives of some of the Mountain State's earliest inhabitants in search of who these people were, what languages they spoke and who their descendants may be.

The Newark Earthworks

Enduring Monuments, Contested Meanings

Author: Lindsay Jones,Richard D. Shiels

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813937795

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Considered a wonder of the ancient world, the Newark Earthworks—the gigantic geometrical mounds of earth built nearly two thousand years ago in the Ohio valley--have been a focal point for archaeologists and surveyors, researchers and scholars for almost two centuries. In their prime one of the premier pilgrimage destinations in North America, these monuments are believed to have been ceremonial centers used by ancestors of Native Americans, called the "Hopewell culture," as social gathering places, religious shrines, pilgrimage sites, and astronomical observatories. Yet much of this territory has been destroyed by the city of Newark, and the site currently "hosts" a private golf course, making it largely inaccessible to the public. The first book-length volume devoted to the site, The Newark Earthworks reveals the magnitude and the geometric precision of what remains of the earthworks and the site’s undeniable importance to our history. Including contributions from archaeologists, historians, cultural geographers, and cartographers, as well as scholars in religious studies, legal studies, indigenous studies, and preservation studies, the book follows an interdisciplinary approach to shine light on the Newark Earthworks and argues compellingly for its designation as a World Heritage Site.

Ohio Valley History

The Journal of the Cincinnati Historical Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cincinnati (Ohio)

Page: N.A

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Handbook of North American Indians

Environment, origins, and population

Author: Douglas H. Ubelaker,William C. Sturtevant

Publisher: US Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160775116

Category: History

Page: 1156

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Encyclopedic summary of prehistory, history, cultures and political and social aspects of native peoples in Siberia, Alaska, the Canadian Arctic and Greenland.

Pioneer America Society Transactions

P.A.S.T.

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: N.A

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Vols. 1- include papers for the tenth- annual meeting of the Pioneer America Society.

Books in Print

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Der römische Circus

Massenunterhaltung im Römischen Reich

Author: Wolfram Letzner

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783805339445

Category: History

Page: 152

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English summary: They witnessed triumphal marches as well as bitter defeats: the circus installations of the Roman Empire- location of the Roman chariot races, and stations in the triumphal processions of Roman Emperors and generals. Besides amphitheatres, the circus was the most popular place of mass entertainment- but also a place of political power play. What did the arenas look like, how did they work, who ran them, and how were contests organised? Here, history comes to life again: Ancient source texts, monuments, and the buildings themselves provide us with exciting information on organisers and sponsors, and shed light on how the largest mass entertainment centres of that time actually worked. And quite a few details will remind the reader of today's mass entertainment events. German text. German description: Sie sahen triumphale Einzuege und dramatische Niederlagen: die Circus- Anlagen des Römischen Reiches; Schauplatz der römischen Wagenrennen, Station der Triumphzuege römischer Kaiser und Feldherren.Neben den Amphitheatern war der Circus der beliebteste Ort der Massenunterhaltung, aber ebenso Stätte des politischen Machtkampfes. Wie sahen die Arenen aus, wie funktionierten sie, wer betrieb sie, und wie wurden Wettkämpfe organisiert? Hier wird Geschichte lebendig: Antike Quellen, Denkmäler und die Bauten selbst liefern spannende Informationen zu Veranstaltern und Sponsoren, beleuchten das Geschehen in den grössten Veranstaltungsstätten ihrer Zeit. Und so manches Detail erinnert deutlich an die Massenveranstaltungen von heute.

Basiswissen Archäologie

Theorien, Methoden, Praxis

Author: Colin Renfrew,Paul G. Bahn

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783805339483

Category: History

Page: 304

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Mit mehr als 150.000 verkauften Exemplaren gilt der Band Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice im englischsprachigen Raum bereits jetzt als Standardwerk im Fach Archaologie. Diese jetzt erstmals auf Deutsch vorliegende sorgfaltig uberarbeitete und zum Teil vollig neu geschriebene Fassung ist eine ausserst gut lesbare Einfuhrung fur alle, die sich fur Archaologie interessieren und eine kompakte Darstellung der Methoden und Praxis archaologischer Arbeit suchen. Beruhmte Archaologen und Ausgrabungsstatten passieren Revue. Inhaltlich ist das Buch auf der Hohe der Forschung, auch die neuesten technischen Methoden und Technologien werden behandelt. (Philipp von Zabern 2009)