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‘Ohio’s Prehistory: The Big Picture’ to be presented at museum

| October 26, 2012

COSHOCTON – Clovis, Adena, Woodland, Paleo… Are these the names of American Indian cultures or descriptive categories? Where does one end and the other begin? Get the latest news on Ohio’s oldest human inhabitants at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum.

Bradley T. Lepper, Curator of Archaeology for the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus, will present “Ohio’s Prehistory: The Big Picture.” This program will set the backdrop for the museum’s special exhibit, “Traces of Time, Traces of Glory: Native American Prehistoric Tools and Points,” which will be on display through Sunday, Dec. 30. The exhibit features private collections of artifacts found in Coshocton and adjacent counties.

Dr. Lepper is well acquainted with Coshocton’s prehistory, having written his doctoral thesis on Indian artifacts found in Coshocton County. Besides his work as Curator of Archaeology at the OHS, Dr. Lepper is visiting professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Denison University in Granville and an instructor at the Ohio State University’s Newark Campus. He writes a column on archaeology for the Columbus Dispatch and he is the author of “Ohio Archaeology: an illustrated chronicle of Ohio’s ancient American Indian cultures,” published in 2005. This book received the Society for American Archaeology’s Public Audience Book Award in 2007. The Ohio Archaeological Council presented Dr. Lepper with its Public Awareness Award in 2008 in recognition of his efforts to promote the archaeology of the state.

“Ohio’s Prehistory: The Big Picture” will begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for students. The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. daily in October and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday beginning in November.

For information, contact the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum at 622-8710 or e-mail [email protected]. The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is located at 300 N. Whitewoman Street in Roscoe Village. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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