Hopewell Mound Artifacts

5b.19 Hopewell Mound Artifacts

Hopewell Mound Artifacts

The artifacts displayed here show the variety of materials available to the Hopewell people and the skills of their artisans: oversized knives made from honey-colored Knife River (North Dakota) flint and black obsidian; platform pipes including an effigy form made of steatite; bear canine teeth with pearl insets; various copper ornaments; a green chlorite pendant; effigies of a bird claw; and a human hand cut from sheets of mica.

Catalog Number: A 0283/000292.002
Image Number: AL07218