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2011 Conference Tour

In November of 2011, we organized a Conference Tour with several of the leading national and international experts in UNESCO World Heritage issues, including: Jack Brink, who has prepared successful Canadian nominations, Douglas Comer, Co-President of the International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM), Helaine Silverman from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Gerard Baker, of Mandan-Hidatsa Heritage and a retired NPS Site Superintendent, and Phyllis Ellin from the National Park Service’s Office of International Affairs. The earthworks impressed all with their “outstanding universal value,” and a consensus was reached that the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks should be advanced first, with Serpent Mound in the wings for later.