We explore Columbus ancient history, starting with the Adena culture and the earthworks and artifacts they left behind. Local historian Ed Lentz explains how Mound Street got its name. Plus, Doreen Uhas Sauer, with the help of the Ohio History Connection and the current tenants, investigate the mystery of the Zenus Jackson House.
In 1953, an early Adena culture earthwork was excavated by archaeologists from the Ohio Historical Society before being demolished by the Dominion Land Co. to make way for a housing development. Decades later, residents and historians reflect.
On the next episode of Columbus Neighborhoods, we’ll explore Columbus’ ancient history of burial mounds and earthworks, as well as artifacts left behind by the Adena culture. Watch at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15 on WOSU TV.