International Archaeology Day at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
October 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Celebrate Ohio Archaeology Month and International Archaeology Day at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park!
On Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 10am to 2pm, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park invites you and your family to a day of activities dedicated to learning about the science of archaeology and understanding the Hopewell culture. A new exhibit case will be featured in our museum, with finds from our 2019 field season at Hopeton Earthworks! Our artifacts this year suggest a southern focus to the Hopewell interaction sphere in the features we excavated: worked quartz crystal, cut mica, and southern pottery styles. This new case has these artifacts along with more showy versions of these southern-influenced Hopewell artifacts. Of special interest is a four-legged whole vessel from Mills’ Mound City excavation and a crystal quartz projectile point from Hopewell Mound Group donated by the Biszantz family in 1964. This is the first time new material has been featured in the museum in over twenty years, and the first artifacts featured from other units of our park than Mound City!
Join us in the garden to learn about the numerous plants utilized by the Hopewell culture 2,000 years ago and our experiences growing them at the visitor center. Natural resource volunteers will be on hand to guide visitors through our garden and the many plants that helped this culture thrive.
Throughout the day, everyone can enjoy atlatl demonstrations, artifact displays and hands-on Junior archeology activities. We will have two opportunities for kids to participate in a Junior Archeology excavation for kids ages 5-12. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Call the park to reserve your child’s spot for the excavation at 740-774-1126.
Admission is always free!
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park’s, Mound City Group visitor center is located at 16062 State Route 104, Chillicothe, Ohio, 45601. If you have any questions or would like more information please call (740) 774-1126 or visit www.nps.gov/hocu.