Nearly 2,000 years ago, American Indian people built a huge earthen octagon and aligned it to the sky. Careful observers of the heavens, they understood the complex 18.6 year lunar cycle. Every significant transition in the cycle is encoded in the walls of the earthwork they built. On September 24, 2005, the central axis of this figure will point to the northernmost rising of the moon.
Students of American Indian life from ancient times to the present will gather on the Newark Campus of The Ohio State University for the Fall Conference of the CIC American Indian Studies Consortium aptly titled "Native Knowledge Written on the Land".
Conference dates: September 23-24, 2005 at the Newark Campus of The Ohio State University.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.cic.uiuc.edu/programs/AmericanIndianStudies Consortium
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