Ohio State University archaeologist Dr. William Dancey explains how the state of Ohio, despite its ancient treasures, still lacks strong preservation laws.
All the Ohio Valley was once covered with dense forest, so the large clearings artificially created for the earthworks would have created an enormous impact.
The Ancient Forest
Arc of Appalachia head Nancy Stranahan talks about the need to preserve the Eastern Deciduous Forest.
Archaeologist Dr. Mark Seeman discusses the relation between the hills and valleys of the Ohio River landscape and the formations of the earthworks and mounds.
Marietta and the Ohio Company
Marietta became the first permanent settlement in Ohio (then part of the Northwest Territory) when veterans of the Revolution were given land vouchers.
The Town of Chillicothe
The Chillicothe area was the heart of Ohio's ancient culture, and the town's historic buildings mark its early settlement roots.
Near Flint Ridge, a river gorge once marked by Indians reveals evidence of the historic canal and rail systems.
This early Ohio leader planned his Adena estate to reflects his idealism in architecture and society.
Coffee Cups and Cakes
Historian Roger Kennedy tells the story of Worthington hosting Tecumseh and his colleagues for coffee and cakes at the Adena estate.
Logan Elm, Chief Logan
In 1775, Chief Logan's famous speech was delivered near Chillicothe, encapsulating the tragedy of white-Indian relations in the Ohio country.