Great Circle Earthworks

Great Circle Earthworks (HM46L)

Location: Heath, OH 43056 Licking County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 2.442', W 82° 25.721'

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The Great Circle Earthworks,one remnant of the largest complex of geometric earthen enclosures ever built. The Newark Earthworks, situated on a high terrace between the South Fork of the Licking River and Raccoon Creek, once covered more than four square miles. At present, only the Great Circle, the octagon and circle combination, and a small portion of the square are preserved on public land.

The Newark Earthworks were built about 2000 years ago by the people we now call the Hopewell. Giant geometric enclosures such as the Great Circle were centers for social, religious, and possibly economic interaction.

Located in the center of the Great Circle is a series of small conjoined mounds, collectively referred to as Eagle Mound, which covers the remains of a large Hopewell house. It was not a dwelling, but rather an important social or religious gathering place.

Excavations through the wall of the Great Circle indicate that it was built in three stages and that different colored soils were used in each stage. Originally, there was also a low outer wall which surrounded the Great Circle. Two segments of this outer wall are preserved at the eastern end of the park where they converged into parallel wallsleading to the square.
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HM NumberHM46L
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 9:46am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 378118 N 4433252
Decimal Degrees40.04070000, -82.42868333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 2.442', W 82° 25.721'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 2' 26.52" N, 82° 25' 43.26" W
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Area Code(s)740, 614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-455 OH-79, Heath OH 43056, US
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