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 Newark Earthworks Center

Newark Earthworks

The Newark Earthworks Center (NEC) is an interdisciplinary academic center of the Ohio State University that develops projects and research about the American Indian cultures that produced the Midwestern earthen monumental architecture in an effort to promote the understanding of the cultural and scientific achievements of American Indians to the world. The NEC's projects emphasize American Indian knowledge of the earthworks landscape in the Ohio River Valley, from human settlement until the present.

Since 2008, the NEC has initiated strategies to reach out to tribal governments for the purpose of developing reciprocal, sustainable relationships, and to promote  contemporary American Indian governments' self determination and key role in the preservation, interpretation, and stewardship of the Ohio earthworks and historic indigenous sites.

We have been fortunate enough to host several tribal governmental visits by the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, Absentee Shawnee Tribe, Shawnee Tribe, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, Wyandotte Nation and the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma as well as Native artists and writers, and faculty throughout our history.

The Newark Earthworks: Enduring Monuments, Contested Meanings (edited by Dr. Lindsay Jones and Dr. Richard Shiels, University of Virginia Press, 2016) came from our first-ever symposium where leading scholars of ancient sites turned their expertise to the Newark Earthworks and demonstrates the NEC's commitment to bringing multidisciplinary perspectives to Ohio's narratives.

Newark Earthworks Center 
The Ohio State University at Newark
1179 University Drive
Newark, OH 43055

Phone: 740-364-9574
Fax: 740-366-6692


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