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Members of the Archeology team screen dirt for artifacts during the Great Circle project at Hopewell Mound Group in 2014.

NPS Photo / Tom Engberg

The Archeological Resources Team here at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park is tasked with studying the human past. Namely, the rich cultural past of Native Americans who inhabited the south-central Ohio area some two-thousand years ago. The Indians of the Hopewell culture left no written records of their culture, so it is up to archeologists like those who work at the park, to investigate and examine the clues that have been left behind by these mysterious people. By researching and investigating the findings at the park, we can piece together the stories of these incredible people to help all of us understand, respect and honor the prehistoric Indians we refer to as Hopewell.

Acheology Blogs

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Archeology Talk

Coming soon, hear from the park's Chief of Resource Management, Archeologist, Dr. Bret Ruby, in this regular blog.

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Archeology Intern Blog

What's it like to work to become an Archeologist? Check out this blog written by archeology intern, Cailey Mullins.

Last updated: April 18, 2017

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