Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks

In November 2011 I was invited to accompany my professor John Koepke at a conference in Ohio to comment on the process underway there for several Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks to be inscripted as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  One of my primary interests as a student of landscape is to understand the “spectral traces” of culture.  Combining my background in anthropology and my interests in “land art”, I felt very glad to be part of this dialogue.  I hope that as I move further into my own process within the field of landscape architecture that heritage and historic preservation can be a primary focus.  The Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks that I was so fortunate to visit are very special places with rich and complex stories surrounding them.

Below is a presentation I put together for members of the University of Minnesota’s student chapter of the The Minnesota Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

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About matthewtraucht

Graduate school student at the University of Minnesota's College of Design pursuing a Master's of Landscape Architecture, class of 2013.
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