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

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.

Hopewell Ceremonial Landscapes of Ohio

More Than Mounds and Geometric Earthworks

Author: Mark Lynott

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782977570

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Nearly 2000 years ago, people living in the river valleys of southern Ohio built earthen monuments on a scale that is unmatched in the archaeological record for small-scale societies. The period from c. 200 BC to c. AD 500 (Early to Middle Woodland) witnessed the construction of mounds, earthen walls, ditches, borrow pits and other earthen and stone features covering dozen of hectares at many sites and hundreds of hectares at some. The development of the vast Hopewell Culture geometric earthwork complexes such as those at Mound City, Chilicothe; Hopewell; and the Newark earthworks was accompanied by the establishment of wide-ranging cultural contacts reflected in the movement of exotic and strikingly beautiful artefacts such as elaborate tobacco pipes, obsidian and chert arrowheads, copper axes and regalia, animal figurines and delicately carved sheets of mica. These phenomena, coupled with complex burial rituals, indicate the emergence of a political economy based on a powerful ideology of individual power and prestige, and the creation of a vast cultural landscape within which the monument complexes were central to a ritual cycle encompassing a substantial geographical area. The labour needed to build these vast cultural landscapes exceeds population estimates for the region, and suggests that people from near (and possibly far) travelled to the Scioto and other river valleys to help with construction of these monumental earthen complexes. Here, Mark Lynott draws on more than a decade of research and extensive new datasets to re-examine the spectacular and massive scale Ohio Hopewell landscapes and to explore the society that created them.

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.

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

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

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Publisher: N.A

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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 Graben

Roman

Author: Herman Koch

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462318225

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Wem kannst du trauen, wenn du dir selbst nicht traust? Als Robert Walter, der beliebte Bürgermeister von Amsterdam, auf einem Neujahrsempfang seine Frau dabei beobachtet, wie sie sich angeregt mit seinem Erzfeind und politischen Gegner unterhält, ist ihm sofort klar: Die beiden müssen ein Verhältnis haben. Auch in seinem weiterem Umfeld tun sich plötzlich Abgründe auf, wobei sich nicht sicher sagen lässt, was real ist und was seiner eigenen Phantasie entspringt. Mit scharfem Blick und bissigem Humor zeichnet Herman Koch in seinem neuen Roman das Bild eines Getriebenen, der nicht eher ruht, bis er den Ast, auf dem er sitzt, auch wirklich durchgesägt hat. Robert Walter ist ein erfolgreicher Mann. Er ist Bürgermeister von Amsterdam beliebt, jovial und volksnah. Er ist mit einer Südländerin verheiratet, die beiden haben eine fast erwachsene Tochter. Aber Robert Walter traut dem Glück nicht. Vielleicht trügt ja der schöne Schein? Vielleicht hat Gattin Sylvia eine Affäre? Ausgerechnet mit seinem Konkurrenten, dem sterbenslangweiligen Maarten van Hoogstraten? Robert kann es nicht lassen, immer wieder kreisen seine Gedanken um diese Frage. Jedes noch so kleine Detail im Verhalten seiner Frau und des angeblichen Nebenbuhlers wird geradezu manisch begutachtet und interpretiert. Auch sonst läuft es nicht gerade rund für Robert: Seine hochbetagten Eltern kündigen an, trotz guter Gesundheit selbstbestimmt aus dem Leben zu scheiden, eine Journalistin wühlt in Roberts Vergangenheit und fördert Skandalöses zutage.Von politischen Verstrickungen über Eifersucht und Misstrauen bis hin zu Sterbe-Hilfe: Bestseller-Autor Herman Koch lässt in seinem neuen Roman kein aktuelles Thema, kein gesellschaftliches Tabu aus: ein echter Koch eben. »Herman Koch ist in kürzester Zeit einer meiner Lieblingsautoren geworden.« Stephen KingDer neue Roman des internationalen Bestsellerautors von »Angerichtet« (verfilmt als »Das Dinner« u.a. mit Richard Gere) und »Sommerhaus mit Swimmingpool«

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)