SIA3336: Hopewell Copper Bird

Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:© 2009 Calvin J. Hamilton
Date Added:2009/03/18
Location:Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, Chillicothe, Ohio

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The Hopewell used raw copper ore from the Lake Superior region to make both art objects and tools. The material was pounded into thin sheets wchick were then cut into decorative plates, such as this bird figure.

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