Monday, December 21, 2015

Ohio's World Heritage Site Hopes Tied to Irish Archaeologist

Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks, World Heritage Ohio.
November 27, 2015.
Budd Lawrence, of Dayton Daily News, has written a brief article about the recent visit and evaluation by Margaret Gowen of  Ohio's Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks. These nine monumental earthworks sites from the Hopewell cultural tradition (100 B.C. - 400 A.D.) are under consideration for nomination of UNESCO World Heritage status; like the Great Wall of China or Stonehenge in England.

"[Margaret] Gowen came to review the sites and meet with those involved in developing materials for the application.

“She’s been charged with giving us a more definitive answer about what we need to do,” said John Hancock, chairman of the steering committee supporting Ohio’s World Heritage Site application effort.

A group of archaeologists, anthropologist, architects, historians, cultural landscape historians, museum and park administrators and American Indians has been working on the application materials. "

To read the full articleclick here.

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