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Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

TIME : 2-18 11:51:05

The area south of Columbus was a center for the fascinating ancient Hopewell people, who left behind huge geometric earthworks and burial mounds from around 200 BC to AD 600. For a fine introduction visit the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, 3 miles north of Chillicothe. Stop in the visitor center, and then wander about the variously shaped ceremonial mounds spread over 13-acre Mound City, a mysterious town of the dead