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Posted on July 28, 2017 at 8:50 AM

From Cincinnati Magazine: July 2014, By Paula Christian

Land of the Lost and Found

"Land of the Lost and Found"

Dr. Kenneth Barnett Tankersley, PhD completed a book about Dr. Charles Metz, a 19th-century Madisonville physician and amateur archaeologist who discovered a number of important sites around Cincinnati that revealed the societal sophistication of the Native Americans who inhabited the Ohio River Valley before his own ancestors.

Madisonville Site—the largest home of the Ft. Ancient Indians, ancestors of the Shawnee, Delaware, and Miami tribes, who inhabited the Ohio Valley from 1000 to roughly 1670 AD. That is one of the most famous archaeological sites in all of eastern North America

This is where Charles Metz, later joined by staff from Harvard University’s Peabody Museum, uncovered more than 1,200 native graves in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Read more intriguing history and life of Dr. Kenneth Barnett Tankersley, PHD in the full article Land of the Lost and Found from July 2014 Cincinnati Magazine By Paula Christian.

Read More:" target="_blank">"Dr. Charles Louis Metz and the American Indian Archaeology of the Little Miami River Valley" by Kenneth Barnett Tankersley (Author), Robert Brand Newman (Author). January 4, 2016 Available on Amazon

About the Authors:

Kenneth Barnett Tankersley is an enrolled member of the Piqua Shawnee. He has conducted archaeological investigations across the Western Hemisphere and Eastern Siberia. This research resulted in more than 120 professional publications and has been featured on many televised channels as well as other media. He has served as a foreign delegate for the National Academy of Science, a delegate of the International Geology Congress, a Carnegie Mellon Scholar and Emmons Lecturer, guest editor of Scientific American magazine, and a Gubernatorial appointed member of the Native American Heritage Commission. Robert Brand Newman is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and Emory Law School. He was a Reginald Heber Smith fellow at the University of Michigan Law School. He has worked for the Legal Aid Society in Atlanta as well as Cincinnati. Bob is a member of the Georgia, Ohio, and Kentucky bars. He has been admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Sixth Circuits, the Supreme Court of Ohio, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has been in private practice since 1982.

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