Travel overland or via the Web to the historic places of south-central Ohio
By Stephanie Woodard
The Web site provides maps, photographs, links to tourism information, a free travel brochure, and videos you can watch on a computer or download to your cell phone. The electronic Ancient Ohio Trail was put together by a consortium, including University of Cincinnati’s Center for the Electronic Reconstruction of Historical and Archaeological Sites, Ohio State University’s Newark Earthworks Center, and Ohio Historical Society. The easy-to-use site is worth a visit; junior high and high school teachers will find it an attractive, informative, respectfully written classroom tool.
Below: "The complex orbit of the moon is encoded in the massive Octagon, one of several surviving 2,000-year-old earthen-walled geometric enclosures in Newark, Ohio." (Photo by Timothy E. Black)