Monday, May 12, 2014

Seip Earthworks Comes Alive


April 17, 2014 Students and staff of the Paint Valley Schools and McClain High School of Greenfield outlining the earthen enclosures of the Seip Earthworks. Image courtesy of the Ohio Historical Society Archaeology Blog.
April 17, 2014. Students and staff of the Paint Valley Schools and McClain High School of Greenfield outlining the earthen enclosures of the Seip Earthworks. Image courtesy of the Ohio Historical Society Archaeology Blog.
April 19, 2014.
Bruce Lombardo, guest blogger of the Ohio Historical Society Archaeology Blog, has written a memorable post about an historic April 17th event in which over 1,200 students and staff of the Paint Valley Schools and McClain High School of Greenfield outlined the earthwork embankments of the Seip Earthworks.

"From the ground level however, the effect was awe-inspiring. The enormity of the complex was clearly evident. The original walls must have stretched out as far as the eye could see. On Thursday, from any vantage point in the complex, the students at the far edge were tiny dots in the distance."
To read the full post, click here.


For more information about the Hopewell Culture (100 BC to AD 400)
or the Seip Earthworks, visit the Ancient Ohio Trail's 
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