September Blog Post 9/8/2015

Hello all,
 
Another WGMV year has come up fast and this site will be a flurry of dusty bits and bytes in the near future. In the meantime, don't forget the first meeting will be tonight, September 8, 2015. 7pm at the John Bryan Center in Yellow Springs. Check your newsletter and let us know if you didn't get it!
 

 
Also, there's a program coming up at the Serpent Mound discussing the Hopewell's weaving methods. If you're interested, here's the information:
 
Ohio’s Hopewell: The Fabric of Their Lives
Including the Latest Discoveries from Seip Mound
With Prof. Kathryn Jakes – Ancient Textile Specialist

1:00 pm, September 12, 2015 – Archaeology Day at Serpent Mound
Under shelter, rain or shine – Free with $8/vehicle parking fee
 
People commonly imagine ancient American Indians wearing only deerskin clothing, but the Ohio Hopewell wove and dyed sophisticated fabrics.
 
Featured speaker Kathryn Jakes will share her research in this fascinating area, and demonstrate some of the plants and techniques that were used to create fabrics. Although the climate of Ohio is not conducive to preservation of organic-based fabrics, in a few special cases some pieces have survived and been recovered.
 
And join us for other events all day long!
 
Grilled picnic lunch will be for sale at the park.
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