Some of Ohio’s most culturally significant American Indian sites will soon be considered for recognition on the World Heritage List, the highest international recognition possible. The Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks — made up of the Newark Earthworks, Fort Ancient (Warren County) and at the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park (Ross County) — would become the first-ever Ohio sites on the World Heritage List. However, unrelated issues in the Middle East prompted Congress to stop paying U.S. dues to UNESCO in 2011 — more than 20 percent of the UNESCO annual budget — creating uncertainty as to the fate of current U.S. World Heritage nominations, like Ohio’s, on the “Tentative” List.
Click here to tell Congress to fulfill its commitments and to help get Ohio on the World Heritage List. Find out more online at worldheritageohio.org.
Posted December 8, 2015
Topics: American Indian HistoryHistoric PreservationArchaeology