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November 18, 2017
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Transferring Ownership?
(2008-06-24)
(WOUB) - Ohio Historical Society officials say they don't have the money to maintain and manage a 2,000-year-old American Indian earthworks site in central Ohio and are considering a transfer to the National Park Service.

The Columbus-based society will decide Friday whether to start a
study on the benefits and costs involved in transferring ownership of the Newark Earthworks.

The society now owns the site that
includes the Great Circle Earthworks, the Octagon Earthworks and the Wright Earthworks.

The earthworks were built by prehistoric Hopewell people between
100 B.C. and A.D. 500 and are believed to have been used for religious, ceremonial and social purposes.

The site also is a National Historic Landmark.
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