Archaeology Day Speakers


Dr. Jarrod Burks

Dr. Jarrod Burks is a professional archaeologist who works for Ohio Valley Archaeology, Inc., a private archaeology firm in Columbus, Ohio. One of his great passions is relocating ancient earthwork sites through geophysical survey, which uses weird machines with names like magnetometer and ground-penetrating radar.  Jarrod has surveyed several dozen earthwork sites in Ohio, including Serpent Mound. He has made numerous unique discoveries, such as finding previously unknown earthwork sites, revealing new enclosures at well-known sites, and uncovering the remains of amazing wooden architecture.  Jarrod is a trustee of the Ohio Archaeological Council, a nonprofit organization of professional and avocational archaeologists, the President and a founding Board member of the Heartland Earthworks Conservancy (, and the Treasurer of the Midwest Archaeological Conference.



steve-freeSteve Free

Steve 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

Donnie Tincer / Flint Knapping

Vince Schuler / Atlatl Demonstration

Harold Elam / Flint Knapping

Bill Pickard / Artifact Identification

Justin Houston / Native American Tools & Implements

Allen Journey / Artifact Identification