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Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville will kick off its 2013 lecture and film series at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 with a documentary film titled "Ancient America: Eastern Woodlands." The program is free and the public is invited.

The one-hour film presents an overview of the prehistoric Native Americans who left their mark on the eastern United States. Narrated by Cherokee actor and Oklahoma native Wes Studi ("Dances with Wolves," "Last of the Mohicans"), the film begins with the Ice Age hunter-gatherers and moves on to people who adopted more agrarian lifestyles. The documentary focuses on earthworks and mounds such as the Poverty Point earthworks and the Hopewell culture of the Ohio River Valley. European contact is evident at Emerald Mound in Mississippi that was still being used ceremonially when the early European explorers arrived in the area.

The series will continue at 7 p.m. Feb. 28, with a talk titled "A Snowball's Chance: Climactic Effects on Native Americans during the Protohistoric Era 1530-1760" with Isaac Emrick, lecturer and Ph.D. candidate at West Virginia University. For more information, contact Andrea Keller atAndrea.K.Keller@wv.gov or 304-843-4128.