The Ohio Historical Society's new archaeology exhibit "Following in Ancient Footsteps" is located in a special gallery at the Ohio History Center. Large windows provide an abundance of natural light and allow views of a garden area containing native plants and bird feeders. Many of the birds you can see flitting about the feeders are the same species of birds the Hopewell artisans rendered so faithfully in the amazing effigy pipes they ultimately shattered and buried in Tremper Mound. Excavated in 1915 by OHS archaeologists, many of the pipes were restored and are on display in this gallery. A birdsong interactive exhibit allows you to hear echoes of the same songs heard by the shamans in the forests of ancient Ohio.
If you haven't visited the Ohio History Center lately, I urge you to come soon and enjoy this unique museum experience!
For more information about Tremper Mound and the cache of effigy pipes discovered there, see the Ohio Historical Society's online First Ohioans exhibit: