October 6, 2011
WOOSTER, Ohio – N’omi Greber, Curator of Archaeology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, will present “Combining Artifacts, Wooden Structures, and Earthen Enclosures: Seeking the Cultural Mores of Ohio Hopewell Peoples” on Monday, Oct. 10, at The College of Wooster. Greber’s lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall (303 E. University St.). An open reception with beverages and snacks will follow the presentation in the foyer outside the lecture room.
Beautiful and exotic objects, such as sheet copper and mica cutouts and foot-long obsidian bifaces (two-sided stone tools), and depictions of mythical creatures captured the imagination of 19th century mound excavators. Attention to the wooden structures that had been decommissioned and then covered by these mounds increased in the 20th century. More recently, field studies of some large earthen enclosures have provided information about their design and the dates of their construction. Comparing the three kinds of material remains points out shared and local ways by which peoples expressed their cultural mores during the many centuries of the Hopewell Era in southern Ohio.
Greber’s lecture is sponsored by the Archaeology Student Colloquium, the Program in Archaeology, the Local Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, the Cultural Events Committee, and the local chapter of Lambda Alpha National Honorary Society in Anthropology. Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2474) or e-mail.
1189 Beall Avenue, Wooster, Ohio 44691. (330) 263-2000
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