Cleveland State University’s Department of Criminology, Anthropology and Sociology will present its fourth annual Ohio Archeology Symposium Friday, November 17. The event will highlight faculty and student field studies at a host of historic sites across the state including at several never before excavated locations.
The symposium will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Main Classroom Auditorium on the CSU campus and will include opening remarks by Gregory Sadlek, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at CSU. Presentations will include a discussion of the first extensive excavation of a prehistoric earthwork complex, known as Fort Hill, in Cleveland’s Rocky River Reservation as well as a review of the first archeological investigation of the Oviatt House, an 1836 historic farmhouse located in Richfield, OH.
All of the studies being presented are part of the Department’s summer field school which provides engaged learning opportunities for CSU archeology and anthropology students who get a chance to conduct excavations and analyses with professionals currently working in the field.
“This symposium provides an opportunity to highlight the tremendous efforts of our students and faculty, while illustrating the significant scientific and archeological value this work produces,” says Phil Wanyerka, organizer of the symposium.”