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Hopewell Cosmography at Newark and Chillicothe, Ohio

Hively Ray and Horn Robert

in Hopewell Settlement Patterns, Subsistence, and Symbolic Landscapes

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034553
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039190 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034553.003.0006
Hopewell Cosmography at Newark and Chillicothe, Ohio

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This chapter is an extension of pioneer work on the astronomical alignments of the geometrical earthworks of Newark and Chillicothe with a more global approach, not only situating the Newark Earthworks within the wider natural landscape of the Raccoon Valley but also directing their attention to the Chillicothe region, undertaking a very ambitious analysis of how the multiple, large-scale earthworks of this region may be deliberately aligned both with one another and with local natural-astronomical points of relevance.

Keywords: cosmography; Ohio Hopewell; Newark; Chillicothe; Raccoon Valley; earthworks

Chapter.  11565 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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