Hopewell Culture 2005
The annual National Park Service
archeological prospection workshop was held at Hopewell
Culture National Historical Park near Chillicothe,
this past May. Forty-six participants attended the workshop including
archeologists from England and Canada. Four members
of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head
(Aquinnah) also attended the workshop.
Instruction was divided between
lectures during the mornings and on-hands use of
the equipment in the afternoons.
Afternoon sessions were held at the Hopeton Earthworks, the Hopewell
Mound Group, and the Seip Earthworks. Equipment fair
was held on Friday with
representative from several geophysical instrument
manufacturers and software developers
present, including representatives from Canada, England, and The Netherlands.