Geometry and Culture
How different societies have done their "earth measuring" to solve problems, reflect values, and (consciously or not) assert their intellectual and cultural imprint.
Aspects of water hold deep meaning in many cultures, suggesting possible intentions behind the water engineering of Adena and Hopewell sites.
The role of fire in the builders' treatments of deposited items, burials, and the burning down of buildings before mounds or earthworks were raised.
Ethnomusicologist Robert Templeman emphasizes that the builders' music (panpipes, rattles, rasps, drums, and voices) differed in sound and purpose from we know today.
Music and Authenticity
Ethnomusicologist Robert Templeman points out that most of the music in our program is "Westernized," and inauthentic.