HEC Sponsors First Public Event
“EXPLORING THE ANCIENT EARTHWORKS OF FORT HILL,” a public event co-sponsored by the Heartland Earthworks Conservancy, the National Park Service and the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System, is being offered at Fort Hill on Sunday May 20, 2012, from 9:30 to 4:00 pm.
An interpretive ranger from Hopewell Culture National Historical Park will lead a hiking tour of the two intact earthworks built by Native Americans of the Hopewell Culture nearly 2,000 years ago. The hilly four-mile hike will explore both the famous hilltop enclosure and a little known circular enclosure at the foot of the hill. A picnic lunch will be served halfway along the hike, near the circular enclosure.
After the hike, HEC Vice President Dr. Jarrod Burks will be providing an illustrated talk on the significance of the hundreds of small geometric circles built by the Hopewell Culture in southern Ohio. Attendance is limited and participation in the event requires registration. Fort Hill is managed by the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System on behalf of the Ohio Historical Society.