Monday, January 6, 2014

The Newark Earthworks- Ohio's World-Class Archaeological Site

The 1862 map of the earthworks by Newark residents James H. and Charles B. Salisbury. Image Courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society.
The 1862 map of the earthworks by Newark residents James H. and Charles B. Salisbury.
Image Courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society.

January 22, 2010.

"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. They include Great Circle Earthworks, Octagon Earthworks (joined by parallel walls to another circle), and Wright Earthworks, a large, nearly perfect square enclosure."
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