Rare Early Photographs of the Newark, Ohio Earthworks

Rare Photographs of the Newark, Ohio Earthworks

Two photographs of the Newark, Ohio earthworks prior to the ceremonial center being converted in to a golf course. The Newark Earthworks are believed to have been constructed around 100 B.C. The Newark Earthworks demonstrate the knowledge of mathematics and geometry that was demonstrated in the construction of this ancient work.


The two photos featured are the circle and octagon in left portions of this map.  the Neark works also included the large henge and a square earthwork.


This photo shows the sacred via that connected the octagon and the circular earthwork.  This via nows serves as golf tee.


This is the southwest portion of the circle that features a mound and on the back end what appears to have been the beginning of two parallel walls of a sacred via.