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27.4 seconds

Have you ever seen an archeologist at work? Visitors at the Mound City Group visitor center have the opportunity to visit with the archeologists during the week of July 5, 2021. This video does not have sound.

 
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20.533 seconds

Is the river threatening our archeological resources? Our archeological crew set out today to begin an investigation of Mound City Group's riverbank, which includes an intact borrow pit and retaining wall. They will inventory the area to assess the risks posed to cultural resources.

 

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Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

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Duration:
3 minutes, 25 seconds

Delicate copper, wrapped over a carved, wooden effigy is just one characteristic of this unique artifact. Join American Conservation Experience (ACE) Intern Rachel Whyte as she discusses HOCU-2683, also known as "The Mushroom Wand."

 
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Duration:
7 minutes, 22 seconds

The second video in a series of short videos hosted by park Archeological Technician, Ranger Ben Cross, who answers some common visitor's questions and clarifies misconceptions.

 
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Duration:
13 minutes, 6 seconds

The people of the Hopewell culture lived closely with the natural world they shaped. This video explores their relationship with rivers and wildlife.

 
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Duration:
5 minutes, 16 seconds

A series of short videos hosted by park Archeological Technician, Ranger Ben Cross, who answers some common visitor's questions and clarifies misconceptions.

 
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Duration:
9 minutes, 43 seconds

The people of the Hopewell culture lived closely with the natural world they shaped. This video explores their relationship with forests and wildlife.

 
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Duration:
3 minutes, 5 seconds

When can a piece of fiber only a few centimeters wide and long be so important and so full of story? When it's HOCU 4048, that's when. Watch this short video by Archeological Technician, Laura Crawford, as she delves into the story of this tiny, yet mighty, piece of fiber.

 
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Duration:
2 minutes, 48 seconds

American Conservation Experience (ACE) Intern, Rachel Whyte, talks about the history and story of artifact HOCU 2693.

 

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Duration:
3 minutes, 12 seconds

Park Archeological Technician, Ben Cross, talks about this small in size, but massive in story artifact in the park's collections.

 

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Duration:
2 minutes, 55 seconds

Park Archeological Technician, Laura Crawford, talks about this intriguing and rare piece in the park's collections.

 

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Duration:
5 minutes, 25 seconds

Join the park's Archeology crew as they discuss the first archeological maps created which documented Hopewellian earthworks in the Ross County area.

 
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Teaching Tuesdays


Welcome to your online source for video education programs from Hopewell Culture National Historical Park. These short, family-focused videos are designed to provide fun activities while incorporating educational components that focus on this park's mission. We hope you and your family take some quality time to enjoy and participate in these activities. Feel free to drop us an email * and/or send us a photo to let us know how your experience went.

* To send us a photo, please email us through your email provider instead of sending a message through the email form as photos cannot be attached to the form. Send your photos to hocu_info@nps.gov.

 
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Duration:
5 minutes, 57 seconds

Ever wonder about that rock you found outside that has an odd shape or a strange pattern on it? Well, that rock may just be a fossil! Join Ranger Myra as she talks about the different types of fossils and how fossils came to be. You never know, that rock you just found in your backyard may just be a fossil that could be millions of years old!

 
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Duration:
11 minutes, 28 seconds

Enjoy this interactive and fun activity and learn how and why field archeology is performed. Tools required: three pieces of bread, jelly, peanut butter (or PB substitute), various candies that can be broken into small pieces and an appetite! This educational video is part of the park's new At-Home Educational Series.

 
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Duration:
4 minutes, 20 seconds

Learn about and be part of the BARK Rangers program at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in Ohio. Visit go.nps.gov/hocubark for complete information about visiting with your pets at this site.

 
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This Week in Hopewell Culture Archeology

During the 2014 archeological field season, the division of interpretation and cultural resources teamed up to produce six video blog episodes. These episodes documented the work activity of the archeology crew over the summer 2014 field season. Originally posted on the park's facebook page, they will be available on this website for viewing soon. Check back soon for the six episode documentary series that examines how the archeology team progressed through the season.


Last updated: July 8, 2021

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