Focusing on the Wertz Collection.
Thursday, April 28, 6:00 pm
“Scioto Pre-historical: The Ice Age and the Creation of the Ohio River, 750,000 BCE”
Kurt Shoemaker, Ph.D., Professor of Geology at Shawnee State University will explore the deep prehistory of Scioto County prior to man’s arrival.
Thursday, May 12, 6:00 pm
PART 1: “Ancient People in Appalachian Ohio’s Lower Scioto River Basin: 8000-2500 BC”
Jonathan E. “JEB” Bowen, Ph.D., Resident Archaeologist at Pickaway County Historical Society’s Clark-May Museum will relate his experience as a professional archaeologist working at Archaic Period sites in Scioto County.
Thursday, May 19, 6:00 pm
PART 2: “Ancient People in Appalachian Ohio’s Lower Scioto River Basin: 2500 BC to AD 1650”
Jonathan E. “JEB” Bowen, Ph.D., Resident Archaeologist at Pickaway County Historical Society’s Clark-May Museum will explain what life was like for people in region during the Woodland and Late Prehistoric Periods.
Friday, June TBD
“Did Clovis People Hunt Mammoths to Extinction?”
Metin Eren, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, Kent State University and Research Associate, Cleveland Museum of Natural History will discuss the sustainability of Paleo-Indian Period culinary practices.
Saturday, September 10, 10:00 am
“Explore the Wertz Collection and the Portsmouth Earthworks Complex with Scioto Historical Version 4.0”
Andrew Feight, PhD., Professor of History and Director of the Center for Public History at Shawnee State University.
Thursday, September 29, 6:00 pm
“Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley: The Expanded Edition”
Jeffrey Wilson, Researcher, Author, and President of Friends of Serpent Mound.
Friday, November 11, 6:00 pm
“Geophysical Survey at the Tremper Mound in West Portsmouth, Ohio”
Jarrod Burks, Ph.D., Director of Archaeological Geophysics, Ohio Valley Archeology, Inc.
All lectures are free and open to the public.