SmART Talk Series

April 28 - September 10

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.

Thursday, August 4, 6:00 pm
“Prehistoric Earthworks & Geophysical Survey at Tremper Mound”
Jarrod Burks, Ph.D., RPA, Director of Archaeological Geophysics, Ohio Valley Archaeology, Inc. will showcase the process of geophysical surveying with a focus on his recent work at Tremper Mound.

Saturday, September 10, Time TBA
“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.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

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