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ERIC Number: EJ781213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov-29
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
A Grassroots Effort
Pember, Mary Annette
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v24 n21 p28-30 Nov 2007
If academics, students and supporters at the Newark Earthworks Center at The Ohio State University have their way, the Newark Earthworks will be listed among the likes of England's Stonehenge and Mexico's Teotihuacan in terms of international archaeological and cultural importance. Dr. Richard Shiels, director of the newly founded center and Dr. Marti Chaatsmith, program coordinator, envision the site will become a "must see" for those touring international cultural sites. The center, approved in 2006 by university trustees as an interdisciplinary program, is poised to reap the academic rewards from growing interest in the mounds. Their hope is that the center will become the heart of scientific and cultural inquiry into the Earthworks, drawing academic and public attention. Earlier this year, the center hosted a conference sponsored by the American Indian Studies Consortium on the theme "Native Knowledge Written on the Land," which included faculty and students from the Big 10 universities and others. A burgeoning public awareness of the Earthworks is closely tied to the creation of the Earthworks Center and includes a surprising and diverse grassroots effort of community members, academics, American Indians and professional and amateur archaeologists.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio