Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Holder-Wright Earthworks, Dublin Ohio.

2011 City of Dublin Holder-Wright Park Master Plan

"These prehistoric mounds consist of three geometric earthworks and five burial mounds and are considered to belong to the Middle Woodland period dating to 200 B.C. - A.D. 400. Since first mapped in the 1880's, numerous archaeological investigations have occurred. Professional excavations were conducted in 1922 and 1961... Due to disturbance by farming activities, several of the mounds are difficult to see with the untrained eye. However, because of their excellent condition below plow depth and significance as one of the few remaining prehistoric community centers in the state [Ohio], this site has great interpretive and archaeological opportunities"

which can be viewed here. In summary, the plan will is to "preserve and showcase the ancient earthworks, farm house, and natural features that are a significant part of Dublin's history... The Holder-Wright home will be renovated to its historic stature, and will serve as an interpretive center for the entire park. In addition, an interactive demonstration earthwork, children's natural play area and observation deck overlooking the rugged terrain of Wright Run will be constructed to 
enhance the educational and recreational focus of the park." 
For more information about the current Holder-Wright Park Master Plan click here.


This summer during the Ohio State University's Maymester (May 5-30, 2014) an anthropological field school will be held at the site.
For more information, view our previous post here or visit 

2014 OSU Archaeological Field School in Central Ohio Flyer

The Ohio State University Department of Anthropology Logo and Webpage


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