Powell Liberty Historical Society

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Serpent Mound — An Icon of Ancient Ohio

March 13, 2023, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Serpent Mound — An Icon of Ancient Ohio
Brad Lepper, Senior Archaeologist for Ohio History Connection's World Heritage Program
Adventure Park Recreation Facility
260 Adventure Park Drive
Powell, OH 43065


To a relatively large and enthusiastic audience Brad Lepper introduced us to the of spectacular earthen sculptures in the world. Highlighted was Serpent Mound in Adams County in Ohio. Currently there is a debate among some archaeologists about who built the mound; some arguing the Adena culture about 300 B.C.E. and some believe it to be the Fort Ancient culture, around 1100 C. E. Brad shared with us some results of a study in which he and his research colleagues are currently involved, hoping to come closer to solving the debate. Brad definitely piqued our interest in these beautiful earthen works, an important part of Ohio's distant past.
Brad Lepper Speaks About Serpent Mound Similarities With Other Sites


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Title:   Serpent Mound - An Icon of Ancient Ohio

Presentor:   Brad Lepper

Description:   Brad Lepper, Senior Archaeologist, Ohio History Connection World Heritage Program, describes the Serpent Mound located in Adams County Ohio and various studies performed over the years to try to determine its origin and age. Music credit: "Light the Way" by Ian Kelosky Content ID Code: BHMGEU8JF1V5ERX9

Videographer:   Allen Miller

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A journal article recommended by the speaker, Brad Lepper.


Journal article recommended by the speaker, Brad Lepper


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Brad Lepper Speaks to a Full House
Brad Lepper Describing Archealogic Methods
Brad Lepper Explains His Theory About the Age and Origin of the Serpent Mound
Brad Lepper Talks About Serpent Mound in the Schools
Brad Lepper Explains Different Theories of the Origin of Serpent Mound
Brad Lepper Engages the Audience

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