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2013 Authenticity and Integrity (Draft)

A key element of the final nomination is a description of the sites’ preservation status, related to their “outstanding universal value” as archaeological resources or as visitor experiences, or both. With sites in varying states of ruin, like our 1,800-year-old Hopewell earthworks, this means detailed documentation of the history and condition of the monuments. Drafts by the lead archaeologists on our Steering Committee, Bret Ruby (of Hopewell Culture National Historical Park), and Brad Lepper (of the Ohio History Connection), are here: Mound City, and Hopewell Mound Group.