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Investigating the Source of a Large Cache of Stone Age Tools Found in Ohio

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Bob Christy
Kent State University
Stone tools found near Mt. Vernon, Ohio

WKSU's Jeff St.Clair spoke with Kent State anthropologist Dr. Metin Eren about the research done by his team on over 150 stone tools. They were found in a single cache near Mt. Vernon, Ohio, by William Nelson. The evidence, points toward the tools having been buried by the Covis people 13,000 years ago. Jeff reported the story on WKSU, and host Dean Amy Reynolds welcomes Jeff to Elevations to present an extended version of his interview with Dr. Eren, whose team has published a paper on the find.


After a degree in broadcasting and theater from BGSU, Joe’s professional radio world commenced in Archbold, Ohio, in 1979, where he was the overnight deejay. In 1980 he transitioned to one of Ohio’s original radio stations, WSPD in Toledo. There he became a bone fide, mulit-award winning production director, and began paying serious attention to voice. In 1984 he came back to his hometown of Cleveland and became a full-time freelance voice artist, doing work heard all over the country. It was during this time that he was hired as an actor once a month on the WKSU production, “Standing Rock Access,” which ran from 1984-85. The freelance voice work has continued for over 30 years now. In addition to the voice work, in 1986 Joe joined, as production director, the highly successful team at Lite Rock 106.5 WLTF-FM/WRMR-AM in Cleveland, which through ownership change became WLTF-FM/WWWE-AM in 1990.
Jeff is your average chemist turned radio host and reporter. He currently hosts middays on WKSU and has reported extensively on science, politics, business, and the environment.