Thursday, March 3, 2016

Archeologist Bret J. Ruby to discuss Ohio’s ancient earthworks during upcoming talk at OU-C


Archeologist Bret J. Ruby, Ph.D., will discuss “Ohio’s Ancient Earthworks: From World Center Shrines to World Heritage Sites” at 2 p.m. on March 16 in Bennett Hall 131 at Ohio University-Chillicothe. Ruby is chief of resource management at Hopewell Culture National Park.

The event, which is sponsored by the OU-C cultural committee, is free and open to the public.

Ruby has been heavily involved in excavation work at the Hopewell Mound Group and is an expert in Native American culture in the area. He has authored several papers about his professional pursuits.

Prior to his current position, he was an archeologist and coordinator for Native American Affairs with the Army for nine years.

Ruby earned his bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Kent State University and his doctoral degree from Indiana University.

As OU-C celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2016, many campus events are focusing on the history and heritage of the campus and the region it serves, and the upcoming talk supports that theme.

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