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Journal of Ohio Archaeology’s Special Issue on Serpent Mound

Dr. Kevin Schwarz’s article on Serpent Mound was recently published the Ohio Archaeological Council’s, Journal of Ohio Archaeology.  Dr. Schwarz is a Principal Investigator at ASC Group, Inc. This year marks the seventh issue of the Journal of Ohio Archaeology, the Ohio Archaeological Council’s annual, peer-reviewed periodical with articles on a wide range of topics Continue Reading..

Celebrating Port Columbus Airport as America’s Greatest Air Harbor – Part 1

by Douglas Terpstra.   We have a history of work with John Glenn International Airport ASC Group, Inc. (ASC) has completed numerous projects at John Glenn Columbus International Airport (formerly Port Columbus International Airport) since 2002. Our work has included almost all of the disciplines in which ASC is prequalified. The project types have included archaeological (Phase Continue Reading..

Tools of the Trade: County Atlases

Tools of the Trade: County Atlases Architectural historians use a variety of historic map resources as sources of information about buildings and their residents. Nineteenth century county atlases are an important source of information regarding buildings, transportation systems, property boundaries, and property owners. Such atlases emerged in the post-Civil War period as former army officers Continue Reading..

Don’t MIRE your project in a Wetland!

By Stuart Jennings, M.A., PWS, ASC Group Senior Ecologist. Topographic maps connect the natural and the man-made environments like wetlands for development The United States Geologic Survey (USGS) is a federal program that was established in 1879. Shortly thereafter, the task of systematic topographic mapping of the United States began. Maps were available for use by Continue Reading..

Humans just can’t get enough of these bland little seeds

Chenopodium or just plain goosefoot is a prolific and persistent weed in our gardens and yards. While pulled from the crops with vengeance every spring, this plant served as a major source of food for prehistoric Native Americans. A domesticated variety of this genera appeared in eastern Kentucky by 1700 B.C. and spread into the Continue Reading..

Early Wetland Detection

Don’t MIRE your project in a Wetland! National Wetland Inventory mapping is a useful tool in early wetland detection The National Wetland Inventory (NWI) is a widely used database employed by Wetland Scientists and produced by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) that affords the user an aerial view of locations that may Continue Reading..