Archaeology Day Speakers


Dr. Bradley Lepper

brad-lepperDr. Bradley Lepper is the Curator of Archaeology for Ohio History Connection in Columbus, Ohio and an occasional visiting professor to Denison University and at the Ohio State University’s Newark Campus. Dr. Lepper writes a column on archaeology for the Columbus Dispatch and he is the author of the beautiful reference book: Ohio Archaeology: An Illustrated Chronicle of Ohio’s Ancient American Indian Cultures, Orange Frazer Press, 2005.


Jeffrey Wilson

Wilson received a Master’s Degree in General Science from Eastern Michigan University located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he taught both Physics and Astronomy classes, and helped operate and maintain Sherzer Observatory on a volunteer basis. He has also designed and taught an online Astronomy class for the OMNIBUS Master’s Degree program at Schoolcraft College (jointly with Madonna University) in Livonia, Michigan. He was a six-time certified Skywarn severe weather spotter for the Washtenaw County Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service while he lived in that county. From 1997-2000, he served on an Environmental Task Force for Representative Lynn N. Rivers, 13th District, United States House of Representatives. He is a past member of both the American Geophysical Union and the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters where he has presented at their annual conferences. Wilson currently serves as a volunteer board member of the Friends of the Serpent Mound as the Director of Special Events and Projects. He is also a contributing member of the Hanwakan Center for Prehistoric Astronomy, Cosmology, and Landscape Studies, a certified volunteer for the Ohio Historical Society, and a member of the Serpent Mound Chapter of the American Society of Dowsers.



Steve Free

steve-freeSteve Free is an internationally acclaimed award winning singer/songwriter and recording artist. The winner of numerous Music Industry Awards, he has charted 15 songs on The National and International Charts and was the winner of the 2008 Governor’s Arts award as the #1 Artist in his home state of Ohio. He remains one of the most popular American Artist on European and Australian Radio and one of the most respected folk singers in the U.S.

Archaeology Day Demonstrators

Harold Elam / Flint Knapping

Donnie Tincer / Flint Knapping

Vince Schuler / Atlatl Demonstration

Deks Nordquist / Colonial Life (living history)

Justin Houston & Mark Ball / Native American tools & implements

Thomas Grooms / Ancient pottery

Bill Pickard / Artifact identification