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Archaeology Open House
June 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The park’s Archaeology team will showcase their work to the public
through an Open House event at Hopeton Earthworks.
Visitors will be able to join the archaeological team at one of three open house sessions during the day. Sessions will last roughly one hour and will be held at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm,
and 2:00pm. Each session will comprise of a tour of the site led by the park’s Chief Archaeologist, Dr. Bret Ruby. Guests will also have an opportunity to chat with the rest of the archaeology crew and take time to look at some of the archaeological discoveries this season, including a pit feature that the crew has been analyzing and the unearthing of yet another post-circle.
All visitors will need to park about a half mile away from the site and hike over uneven, rough terrain. Guests should be prepared for these conditions, and should also carry bug spray, sunscreen, and water. Registration for each session is required as there is a limit of 30 people per session. To register, please call the park at (740) 774-1126 ext. 109. Phone registration only. The Hopeton Earthworks unit is located at 990 Hopetown Rd., Chillicothe, OH 45601. Park rangers will be present to assist with parking.
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park is dedicated to continuous research on the sacred landscapes it protects, both to learn more about the enigmatic and ingenious culture that built these earthworks, and to ensure future protection of these sites. Archaeological research seeks to make the park a place of knowledge of the sacred past and a place of growth toward the future. The research that goes on in the park allows everyone to learn more about our local
community’s rich history – and especially about the American Indian people who first called this place home.