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Earthworks and the Moon
     Ancient Ohioans, whom archaeologists have named the Hopewell culture, built the Newark Earthworks nearly two thousand years ago.  This monumental site included two gigantic circles, a square, and an octagon all connected by sets of parallel-walled avenues.  According to Ray Hively, professor of astronomy at Earlham College, and Robert Horn, retired professor of philosophy at the same institution, one component of the Newark complex, the Octagon Earthworks, may have been built to encode, with the alignments of its walls and gateways, the rhythmic 18.6-year-long cycle of moonrises
and moonsets.  Michael Mickelson, retired professor of Physics and Astronomy at Denison University in Granville, has suggested it may have served as an ancient “solid state lunar computer
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Once in a generation, the moon
rises along the main axis of the
Octagon Earthworks. 
The opportunity to view this remarkable conjunction of heaven and earth will occur in 2005.  Explore this website to
learn more about the Newark Earthworks,
the Hopewell culture, and the moon.

This section of information consist of ;
Archaeology
Astronomy
Insights into Traditional Viewpoints
History

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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