Our nation's archeological sites are being destroyed at an alarming rate. As a result, scientific information is destroyed, the places where people lived long ago are aesthetically compromised, and Native Americans loose an important part of their heritage.
People enjoying recreation out-of-doors frequently discover an archeological site or artifact. By law, on public land, the artifact is to be left in place and the site left undisturbed. Removal of the artifact is theft. Discoveries of artifacts and sites should be reported to the land managing agency. In the case of Hopewell Culture National Historical Park property, please report your findings to a park ranger as soon as possible at 740-774-1126.
Learn more about the preservation efforts at the park. Visit the park's Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks page to read about the the combined efforts of the park and two other Hopewell sites as we work to establish these revered places as United Nations World Heritage sites. Learn about the park's role in maintaining the physical resources of these sites when you visit the Cultural Landscape Management page.