• A cool & crisp autumn sunrise at the Mound City Group

    Hopewell Culture

    National Historical Park Ohio

Other Life Forms

Fungi on tree at Mound City Group.
Fungi can be found throughout park land, but especially in areas left undisturbed. When decomposition is left to run its course, the cycle of nature works best as fallen or dying plants return the nutrients used to the soil, for new plants to thrive on.

Did You Know?

Obsidian spear point

Obsidian has been found at a few Hopewell earthwork sites. The majority of obsidian, several hundred pounds, was found in one mound at Hopewell Mound Group. Much of the obsidian is from Obsidian Cliff in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming - over 1,500 miles away. More...