Powell Liberty Historical Society

A window into the past of Powell and Liberty Township

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Newark Earthworks: a wonder of the ancient world
Brad Lepper, Senior Archaeologist, World Heritage Program, Ohio History Connection
3/11/2024 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Newark Earthworks are the largest set of geometric enclosures in the world and include two of the eight sites that comprise the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks UNESCO World Heritage site. These monumental earthworks were created by the ancient Indigenous Hopewell culture, which was centered in southern Ohio between about A.D. 1 and 400. These geometric earthworks covered more than four square miles were constructed using more than seven million cubic feet of earth. Although built with simple tools, such as pointed sticks and baskets, the architecture incorporates a deep knowledge of geometry. The Newark Earthworks are a remarkable testament to the genius of the Indigenous designer and the dedication of the builders.
Adventure Park Recreation Facility
260 Adventure Park Drive
Powell, 43065
Parking is available east of the building next to the skateboard park or adjacent to the playground. Enter the building through the south door across from the playground.