Archaeologist Jarrod Burks is New HEC President

Jan 14, 2014

One of the founding HEC trustees Dr. Jarrod Burks has been elected the new board president for Heartland Earthworks Conservancy. Jarrod Burks is a professional archaeologist who works for a private archaeology firm in Columbus, Ohio. Jarrod received his PhD and MA degrees in anthropology (archaeology) from The Ohio State University and his BA degree in anthropology from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. His research interests include Hopewell settlement practices and locating and studying the layout of Ohio’s many earthwork sites. He is a regional leader in the cutting edge of using noninvasive geosurvey technology to map the foundations of ancient earthworks, and has discovered several earthworks previously unknown to science using such technology as magnetometry, electrical resistivity meters and ground penetrating radar. Jarrod has also served as president of the Ohio Archaeological Council, a nonprofit organization of professional and avocational archaeologists.