Earth Calendar for June 11th and June 12th

Jun 11, 2014

The Great Serpent Mound is a 1,348-foot long, three-foot-high prehistoric effigy mound located on a plateau of the Serpent Mound crater along Ohio Brush Creek in Adams County, Ohio. 

Maintained within a park by the Ohio Historical Society, it has been designated a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of Interior.  Researchers have attributed construction of the mound to three different prehistoric indigenous cultures. Although it was once thought to be Adena in origin, now based on the use of more advanced technology, including carbon dating, many scholars now believe that members of the Fort Ancient culture built it about 1070 CE (plus or minus 70 years). Serpent Mound is the largest serpent effigy in the world
Visit the site and learn about The Mysteries of Serpent Mound - Interpretations and Controversies, Presented by Dr. Bradley Lepper, Curator of Archaeology for the Ohio Historical Society. Saturday, June 14th 1:00 pm at the shelter house.  The program is free to the public, no registration required, and there is a parking fee.  Directions and more information at the website.

On Our Calendar:  Using stoves and ovens, we can cook foods like meat, vegetables, beans, rice, bread and fruit in just about any way. We can bake, stew, steam, fry and braise. Using solar energy, we can do the same things, but by using sunlight instead of gas or electricity. Have you ever cooked with the power of light? Spend some time learning about our closest star, the sun, before building solar ovens to bake some delicious treats. Sunday, June 15th, 2:00 pm at Sharon Woods.  Registration and cost available online