Investigating the archaeology of the Towpath of the Ohio and Erie Canal in Summit County, Ohio by David F. Klinge, MA, RPA Mitigating the adverse effects of modern environmental requirements with archaeological investigation of the Towpath of the Ohio and Erie Canal The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently proposed a series of Continue Reading..
By Ann Cramer, Hocking County Historical Society. This month we mark the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which established women’s right to vote, or suffrage. For almost a century of discussions, protests, and movements, the 19th Amendment passed both houses of Congress in 1919. But a majority of 36 states Continue Reading..
by Douglas Terpstra. The first two buildings constructed are still standing at today’s John Glenn Columbus International Airport Construction of the Port Columbus terminal and administration building and a hangar for the Transcontinental Air Transport Company (TAT) began at the Port Columbus Airport in May of 1929. Although not quite finished, the terminal opened to Continue Reading..
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..
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 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..
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..
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..
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..