News from OAC

OAC Comments on the Treatment of Human Remains

The following letter was sent by Trustee Al Tonetti on behalf of the OAC to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) regarding their draft revised policy statement on the treatment of human remains within the Section 106 process.

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OAC Resolution Supports Hopewell World Heritage Sites

A RESOLUTION OF THE OHIO ARCHAEOLOGICAL COUNCIL SUPPORTING THE NOMINATION OF THE FORT ANCIENT EARTHWORKS, THE NEWARK EARTHWORKS, HOPEWELL CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, SERPENT MOUND, AND SUNWATCH INDIAN VILLAGE/ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK AS WORLD HERITAGE SITES

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Further Comments on Possible Impacts to the Hopewell Road

The following letter was recently submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by OAC President Elliot Abrams. It comments on a proposed mitigation plan for a possible route of the Great Hopewell Road.--Editor

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OAC Provides Comments on the OHS to the Governor-elect

On behalf of the Strickland-Fischer Transition team, Dr. Amos J. Loveday requested comments from the OAC in regard to their assessment of the Ohio Historical Society.    The following letter was recently submitted by OAC President Elliot Abrams.
 

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OAC Letter on the Spirit Cave Man Case

The following letter was recently submitted to "Friends of America's Past" by OAC President Elliot Abrams.  It discusses evidence used in the case of Spirit Cave Man remains. 
 
 

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CRM-Boon to Ohio Archaeology

            The year 2006 marks the 100th anniversary of the Antiquities Act, an important federal law giving the President of the United States the power to protect certain federally owned or controlled historic properties, including archaeological sites, by designating them National Monuments, and giving federal land managers the power to regulate who conducts archaeological investigations on federal lands, where artifacts removed from such lands can be curated, and protect sites from looters (McManamon and Anderson 2006).  It also marks the 40th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the nation’s principal historic preservation law that, among other things, requires federal agencies to take into account the affects of their actions on historic properties. (Continued)


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