Readings

Summer Scholars will be expected to complete a variety of readings to provide background knowledge and greater detail about the Hopewell culture landmarks that are the focus of the workshop. Please complete the readings before arriving for the workshop.

We recommend that Summer Scholars get and read two books before the workshop:

Ohio Archaeology: An Illustrated Chronicle of Ohio’s Ancient American Indian Cultures, by Bradley T. Lepper

Some purchase options:

Find in a Library near you:
http://www.worldcat.org/title/ohio-archaeology-an-illustrated-chronicle-of-ohios-ancient-american-indian-cultures/oclc/266072190

Hopewell Ceremonial Landscapes of Ohio : More Than Mounds and Geometric Earthworks by Mark Lynott

Some purchase options:

Find in a Library near you: https://www.worldcat.org/title/hopewell-ceremonial-landscapes-of-ohio-more-than-mounds-and-geometric-earthworks/oclc/879247854

We have gathered the other readings for you, and you will be receiving them in pdf format via a Google Drive link in the Welcome Packet so that you can complete the readings before arriving for the workshop.

The list of readings below has been separated by day of the workshop.

Sunday Reading:

  • Lepper, Bradley, et. al. “The Middle Woodland Period” in Ohio Archaeology: An Illustrated Chronicle of Ohio’s Ancient American Indian Cultures, edited by Bradley T. Lepper, 236-249. Wilmington, Ohio: Orange-Frazer Press, 2005.

Monday Readings:

  • Barnhart, Terry A. “Early Accounts of the Ohio Mounds” in Ohio Archaeology: An Illustrated Chronicle of Ohio’s Ancient American Indian Cultures, edited by Bradley T. Lepper, 236-249. Wilmington, Ohio: Orange-Frazer Press, 2005.
  • Chiarulli, Beverly A., Ellen Dailey Bedell, and Ceil Leeper Sturdevant. “Simulated Excavations and Critical Thinking Skills.” In The Archaeology Education Handbook: Sharing the Past with Kids, edited by Karolyn Smardz and Shelley J. Smith, 217-233. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, 2000.
  • Hawkins, Nancy. “Teaching Archaeology without the Dig: What’s Left?” In The Archaeology Education Handbook: Sharing the Past with Kids, edited by Karolyn Smardz and Shelley J. Smith, 209-216. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, 2000.
  • Lepper, Bradley T., Kenneth L. Feder, Terry A. Barnhart, and Deborah A. Bolnick. “Civilizations Lost and Found: Fabricating History. Part Two: False Messages in Stone.” Skeptical Inquirer 35(6) (2011):48-54. http://www.csicop.org/si/show/civilizations_lost_and_found_fabricating_history_-_part_two_false_messages

Tuesday Readings:

  • Hall, Robert L. “The Earth Reawakened and the Dead Requickened.” In An Archaeology of the Soul: North American Indian Belief and Ritual, 155-168. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997.
  • Seeman, Mark F. “Hopewell Art in Hopewell Places.” In Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand: American Indian Art of the  Ancient Midwest and South, edited by Richard V. Townsend and Robert V. Sharp, 57-71. New Haven: The Art Institute of Chicago and Yale University Press, 2004.

Wednesday Readings:

  • Lepper, Bradley T. “Great Serpent.” Timeline 15(5) (1998): 30-45.
  • Putnam, Frederic Ward. “The Serpent Mound of Ohio.” The Century 39 (1888):871-888.
  • Riordan, Robert. “The End.” In Building the Past: prehistoric wooden post architecture in the Ohio Valley-Great Lakes, edited by Brian G. Redmond and Robert A. Genheimer, pp. 126-145. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2015.

Thursday Readings:

  • Hively, Ray and Robert Horn. “Geometry and Astronomy in Prehistoric Ohio.” Journal for the History of Astronomy: Archaeoastronomy Supplement 15(7) (1982):S1-S20.
  • Hively, Ray and Robert Horn. “Hopewell Cosmography at Newark and Chillicothe, Ohio.” In Hopewell Settlement Patterns, Subsistence, and Symbolic Landscapes, edited by Martin Byers and DeeAnne Wymer, 128-164. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2010.

Friday Reading:

  • Warren, Stephen. “Part 1: Continuity and Reinvention at the Dawn of Colonization.” In The Worlds the Shawnees Made: Migration and Violence in Early America, 25-80. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014.