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Going High-Tech to Locate Ohio's Past: Geophysics and the Archaeology Revolution
Winter Solstice Sleepover
Friday, December 20 - December 21, 2013
Celebrate the winter season by reliving the experience of Miami Valley’s early inhabitants. Enjoy an evening of activities before settling in for the night around an open hearth fire as you sleep in a reconstructed house and rise to discover the Fort Ancient people’s way of tracking seasons. Registration is required; space is limited. Cost: $25/person. Contact 937.268.8199, ext. 106.
AIA Lecture Series: Archaeology and Spiritual Context
From historic edifices, materials, and artworks to the people and events that surrounded them, discover how spirituality, belief systems, and social structures are infused in ancient artifacts and remains. Professional speakers explore vast subject matter spanning time periods from the Crusades and Imperial Rome to the Andes dating back to 2000 B.C.
Saturday, January 11, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, February 8, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 8, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, April 12, 10:30 a.m.
The Newark "Holy Stones": Science, Politics, and Religion in the 19th Century Ohio (2013 Lecture Series #3)
Saturday, February 16
Brad Lepper, Curator of Archaeology/Natural
Uncover the mystery of the "Holy Stones", said to have been found in the ancient mounds of Newark, Ohio in the 1860's. Traditionally thought to be fraudulent, these carved and polished stones bear Hebrew inscriptions. Could they be evidence of pre-Columbian visitations by ancient Hebrews? Explore the concepts and implications that these "Holy Stones" are genuine, and if the notion that they are indeed inauthentic-- what were the motives behind the forged stones?
Thanks to the Archaeological Institute of America and the generosity of an anonymous dondor, admission to the 2013 AIA/SunWatch Lecture Series is free and open to the public.
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