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. "
For more information,
- Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks sites?
- What is UNESCO World Heritage?
- What is the Hopewell Culture? Is it an American Indian tribe?
- Ancient Ohio Trail
- Earthworks Timeline
- Hopewell Period 100 B.C. - 400 A.D.
- World Heritage Ohio
- ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites)
- UNESCO World Heritage
- World Heritage Sites in the United States
- May 21, 2015.
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Criteria and Site State of Preservation
- May 5, 2015.
- UNESCO World Heritage Center's Portal to the Heritage of Astronomy
- April 21, 2015.
- World Heritage in the United States National Park Service
- April 14, 2015.
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Which Contain Earthworks or Monumental Architecture*
- May 12, 2015.