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Hopewell Archeology: The Newsletter of Hopewell Archeology in the Ohio River Valley Volume 1, Number 2, December 1995, 19 pages


1. Editorial Policy and Numbering Procedure

This newsletter is intended to provide an informal forum for distributing and exchanging news about research, data, interpretation, public education, and events relating to Hopewell archeology in the Ohio River valley. It will promote the study of Hopewell archeology, cooperation between researchers, and public education about Hopewell archeology. The Newsletter is a joint effort of the Midwest Archeological Center in Lincoln, Nebraska and Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in Chillicothe, Ohio. Hopewell Archeology is published twice a year.

2. From the Editor, Mark J. Lynott

As I write this, I have just returned from my first trip to England. I was fortunate to receive an invitation to attend a conference sponsored by the Council of Europe and the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. The conference theme was archaeological survey and data recording standards, and was attended by archaeologists from all over Europe, plus delegates from South Africa, Brazil and the United States. It was truly fascinating to learn about the survey and data recording programs used by archaeologists in other nations.

3. Paradise Regained and Lost Again: The Anderson Earthwork, Ross County, Ohio (33RO551) By William H. Pickard and Laurie A. Gray Pahdopony Department of Anthropology, The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio

Ross County, Ohio was at one time perhaps the most archaeologically rich locale in North America. From the time of Squier and Davis into the present, the once bountiful resource found there had been explored, exploited and abused to a point where only a small portion remains and little else could have been overlooked. Yet as recent as the 1970's, there were still significant finds to be made. A case in point is the Anderson Earthwork, a sizable square enclosure positioned between Hopewell and Mound City, only discovered in 1975. Although less spectacular than its more famous neighbors, Anderson contained a section of wall that was still mostly intact and original to the time of construction. In 1993, limited excavations were conducted at Anderson in the face of a proposed development on the site. As a result, valuable insights were gained into building techniques used by the builders that could possibly be carried over to the interpretation of other sites. More importantly, however, sufficient material for radiocarbon dating was recovered to provide evidence for a Hopewellian origin of the Anderson Earthwork.

4. A Last Look at the Anderson Earthwork By William F. Romain 4000 Westbrook Drive #502 Brooklyn, Ohio 44144

5. The Great Hopewell Road

6. Hopeton Settlement Archaeology, 1995 By William Dancey

7. Publications Available from the Eastern National Park and Monument Association

8. Research News

9. Midwest Archaeological Conference

10. Conference Calendar