A Flourishing Culture
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Mound City Group
On Mordecai Hopewell's Ohio farm archeologists excavated Indian mounds in 1891 and found copper ornaments, stone tools, effigy pipes, obsidian spear points, ornamented bear teeth, shark teeth, intricately carved bones, mica cutouts, and much more. From this astounding find, archeologists later defined an American Indian culture they named the Hopewell that lived 2,200 to 1,500 years ago.
The Hopewell were not the first American Indians to build mounds and earthworks, nor were they the only Indian culture of their region and era. But the Hopewell were a culture living in a cultural explosion. They represent a rich blossoming of art, architecture, and ritual, coinciding with a geographic expansion of cultural influence and exchange. This was unprecedented in North America until their time.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
Location. 39° 22.553′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ancient Monuments (here, next to this marker); Hopewell Culture National Historical Park (here, next to this marker); Casualties of War (here, next to this marker); A Sacred Purpose (within shouting distance of this marker); Cultural Transitions (within shouting distance of this marker); Mound 7 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mica Splendor (about 300 feet away); Effigy Pipes (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chillicothe.
Also see . . .
1. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park. This web link was both published and made available by, "Touring Ohio." (Submitted on July 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Mound City Group. This link is published (Submitted on July 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Mound City Group. This web link is provided by the National Park Service. (Submitted on July 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,417 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on January 28, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 4. submitted on January 28, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.