The Third Chillicothe Conference on Hopewell Archaeology - Program and Abstracts

Schedule of Presentations

May 13, 2016


Please click on the link below for the complete schedule listing and presentation- poster abstracts.

Hopewell Conference Final Program and Abstracts.pdf

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April is National Safe Digging Month. The Ohio Archaeological Council reminds you of the importance of digging in a safe, responsible way by calling 8-1-1 before you dig.

In Ohio, any penetration of the ground with any hand or mechanical tool for an archaeological activity is digging and requires calling at least 48 hours and up to 10 days (not including weekends or legal holidays) before digging. Archaeologists are subject to fines and/or other penalties if the law is not followed.

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Reminder that Conference Registration is Still Open

OAC's Third Hopewell Conference

Hopewell Research in the Twenty-first Century: Ohio and Beyond

May 13 and 14, 2016 in Chillicothe, Ohio

Join us for our third regional conference on Hopewell Archaeology. This two-day event will feature presentations by Hopewell researchers from Ohio and across the Midwest. Presenters will discuss new insights into the lifeways of this most intriguing complex of ancient Ohio cultures, as well as synthesize the large body of data that have accumulated since the last Hopewell conference in 1993. Additional events include a Saturday evening banquet with keynote presentation by recognized Hopewell scholar, Dr. Mark Seeman. The bus tour has been cancelled.

Click on the link below to view and print the registration form:

OAC 2016 Conference Registration Form Final.pdf

Registration and banquet fees will be refunded, less a $5 administration fee, if cancellation is received in writing no later than April 20, 2016.  After that date, registration and banquet payments are non-refundable.  All refunds will be processed after the conference.

Please send registration form and payment to:

Treasurer, Ohio Archaeological Council

P.O. Box 82012,

Columbus OH  43202


Click on the link below to view and print the program of presentations:

Hopewell Conference Final Program and Abstracts.pdf