Dig It! The Old, OLD Days of Cuyahoga Valley Come to Light in an Archaeology Lecture


Fri 3/10 @ 7PM

“Big Chuck” Schodowski may have portrayed heroic archaeologist “Cuyahoga Jones” in a Lucasfilm cliffhanger spoof for local TV. But Phil Wanyerka is the real thing, a Cleveland State University researcher who has excavated the Ohio territory of yesteryear in what is now Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Here is where remains of Indian history — tribes who preceded the First Nations met by early European explorers — built earthworks, mounds and forced trees to grow in specific configurations as trail markers or sites of significance.

Wanyerka will talk about these discoveries, dating back 13,000 years, that so many Cuyahoga Valley dog-walkers, joggers and hikers might easily miss, in a lecture at the Happy Days Lodge, right in the Valley itself.

Tickets are $8 for the general public and $3 for children ages 3-12. Buy tickets online at forcvnp.org/cvi or by calling 330-657-2909, ext. 4.


[Written by Charles Cassady]

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