What is Special About Ancient Native American Earthworks?

The Hopewell Culture

Earthwork architecture and engineering reached a pinnacle of achievement in the Hopewell Culture. Hopewell earthwork complexes can be enormous and surprisingly complex. They represent the accomplishments of a Native American culture that thrived in eastern North America two thousand years ago. Many questions persist about why and how the people of the Hopewell Culture built such awe-inspiring monuments.

Properties of Hopewell Earthworks

Hopewell earthworks are: