Megaliths in Northeast Germany

Megalithic grave in Keitum, Sylt, Germany
Megalithic grave Harhoog in Keitum, Sylt, Germany

Wikipedia, Michael Gäbler

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News Release Date: May 7, 2015

Contact: Rick Perkins, 740-774-1126

Megaliths in Northeast Germany  
Early Monumentality in the Southwest Baltic Sea Region  

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Mound City Group Visitor Center (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Fees: No Fees

Join us at 7:00 pm, Thursday, May 14 at the Mound City Group Visitor Center for a special presentation by Dr. Friedrich Lueth on the "Megaliths in Northeast Germany - Early Monumentality in the Southwest Baltic Sea Region." Around 3.800 calBC the first monumental buildings, built from erratic blocks and named "Megaliths" appeared in the landscape. They served as grave-monuments and became significant markers in the landscape. The appearance of the Megaliths falls together with the first traces of farming. With support from the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) a priority program of six years duration has been launched in order to investigate the origins and formation of the early monumentality and possible social differentiation. In this presentation, the focus will be on the first appearance and the relation to late Mesolithic fishermen societies.

Dr. Friedrich Lueth is visiting Ohio from the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin, leading an international team of researchers to complete a large-scale, high-resolution magnetic survey at Hopewell Mound Group and Seip Earthworks. Join us to learn about Dr. Lueth's archaeological research in Germany, and stay tuned for updates on the team's results in Ohio!

If you have any questions or would like more information please call (740) 774-1126. You can also view directions and download a map to assist you in your drive to the visitor center. 

Last updated: May 8, 2015

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