Speaker Series: The Burning Tree Mastodon and Ohio’s ice age
December 7 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Licking Park District is pleased to host Dr. Bradley Lepper on Dec. 7th. Brad Lepper is a Curator of Archaeology for the Ohio History Connection. In addition, he has occasionally been a Visiting Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Denison University. His primary areas of interest include North America’s Ice Age peoples, Ohio’s magnificent mounds and earthworks, and the history of Archaeology. Noteworthy research includes excavation of the Burning Tree mastodon and discovery of the Great Hopewell Road, featured in a documentary that was first broadcast on PBS in 1998.
The 1989 discovery of this giant, ancient elephant-like creature opened an unprecedented window onto Ohio’s Ice Age. Archaeologists, biologists, and geologists studied the mastodon’s nearly complete remains (including its last meal) and other Ice Age animals and plants. This presentation will describe their findings and address the question of whether ancient human hunters or environmental changes drove mastodons into extinction
Burton Morgan Hall is connected to the Denison parking garage on the east end of the garage by the Safety and Security Office on P1. The Auditorium is one floor down – Room 115.
Location: Burton D Morgan Center Auditorium
150 Ridge Rd
Granville, OH 43023
Photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jsjgeology/15276133490/