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Geophysical Survey of Ohio Earthworks; Mysterious Prehistoric Temples of Malta

(1) Magnetometer survey by Dr. Jarrod Burks in Ohio relocates part of the 1000 foot wide Shriver Circle, a now invisible Woodland Period (300 B.C. - A.D. 500) earthworks feature, suggesting that remote sensing can revolutionize our understanding of Ohio earthworks.  (2) Long before Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids, Neolithic people in Malta built many impressive megalithic temples.  Then the temple builders vanished from the archaeological record.  Our ALI film team goes to Malta to explore the temples and their mysteries.




Produced in 2011 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Copyright 2011 by Archaeological Legacy Institute


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Detecting the Shriver Circle Earthwork, Ross County, Ohio (Jennifer Pederson and Jarrod Burks, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, National Park Service)

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park (National Park Service)

Hopewell Tradition (Wikipedia)

Malta: Prehistory and Temples (book by David H. Trump)
The Megalithic Temples of Malta (Daniel Cilia)

The Prehistoric Archaeology of the Temples of Malta (Bradford Foundation)

Siege of Malta (1565) (Wikipedia)