Hidden Archaeologies: New Technologies for Learning the Past

Mound City Group Visitor Center 16062 SR 104, Chillicothe, OH

The Robert L. Harness Lecture Series presented by Hopewell Culture National Historical Park. There are many developing streams to explore formerly hidden or ignored aspects of the archaeological record.  I will focus on the new things we can learn from application of geochemical prospecting and digital recording of private collections.  Through the use of geochemistry, […]

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The Challenges of Protecting Cultural Heritage in Libya

Mound City Group Visitor Center 16062 SR 104, Chillicothe, OH

The Robert L. Harness Lecture Series presented by Hopewell Cultural National Historical Park. Since the February 2011 revolution that ousted Gaddafi, Libya has been struggling with the challenge of building a new country. The current perilous condition of the Libyan state now endangers a remarkable and varied range of cultural heritage dating from the prehistoric, […]

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Junior Archeology Days

Mound City Group Visitor Center 16062 SR 104, Chillicothe, OH

Children ages 5 -12 are invited to participate in this event. Children will complete several hands-on activities, a mock dig, to earn a Junior Archeologist badge! Parents or guardians are required to stay with their children. Call the park at (740) 774-1126 for more information.

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The Stars Above, the Mounds Below

Mound City Group Visitor Center 16062 SR 104, Chillicothe, OH

The Robert L. Harness Lecture Series. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park is pleased to host the summer archeological lecture series. The Hopewell people were sky-watchers as evidenced by alignments to lunar and solar events present in their great geometric earthworks. But there were other entities in the sky - stars, constellations, nebulae, and our galaxy […]

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The Paleoindian Discovery of America

Mound City Group Visitor Center 16062 SR 104, Chillicothe, OH

The Robert L. Harness Lecture Series. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park is pleased to host the summer archeological lecture series. The great French archaeologist Francois Bordes wrote that the pivotal significance of the discovery of the Americas would not be matched in human history “until man lands on a hospitable planet belonging to another star.” […]

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Create an Ancient Native American Gorget

Mound City Group Visitor Center 16062 SR 104, Chillicothe, OH

Participants will receive information about gorgets created by ancient Native American cultures and make their own. What is the significance of these ornamental amulets and how were they used? How did the Ancient Ones relate to the natural world around them and how was their spirituality expressed? Participants will be guided to make their own gorget using […]

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New Ohio Earthwork Sightings from Earth & Sky

Mound City Group Visitor Center 16062 SR 104, Chillicothe, OH

The Robert L. Harness Lecture Series. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park is pleased to host the summer archeological lecture series. Ohio is loaded with ancient earthworks, most built by Native Americans about 2000 years ago. Some 600 of these sites are known or thought to exist, but many have been “lost” since the 19th century. […]

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Searching for Hopewell in Pickaway County

Mound City Group Visitor Center 16062 SR 104, Chillicothe, OH

The Robert L. Harness Lecture Series. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park is pleased to host the summer archeological lecture series. In this presentation, Paul Pacheco will talk about the results of his first season and a half of archaeology at the Balthaser Home Site.    The Balthaser Home Site is a small Hopewell settlement located west […]

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Special Lecture: Megaliths in North East Germany

Mound City Group Visitor Center 16062 SR 104, Chillicothe, OH

Early Monumentality in the Southwest Baltic Sea Region. Around 3.800 calBC the first monumental buildings, built from erratic blocks and named "Megaliths" appeared in the landscape. They served as grave-monuments and became significant markers in the landscape. The appearance of the Megaliths falls together with the first traces of farming. With support from the German […]

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Preservation Through Collaboration

Mound City Group Visitor Center 16062 SR 104, Chillicothe, OH

You and your family and friends are invited to South Central Ohio Preservation Society (SCOPS) winter meeting. "Preservation Through Collaboration" with Brady Kress, President & CEO Dayton History.

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