Documenting the Ohio Hopewell Mortuary Record: The Bioarchaeological Data Base

  • D. Troy Case
  • Christopher Carr
Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)


This chapter introduces the reader to the data base of Ohio Hopewell burials and associated grave goods that have served as the foundation for reconstructing the social and ceremonial organization of Scioto Hopewell peoples and other Ohio Hopewell groups, as presented in Part II of this book and in Gathering Hopewell: Society, Ritual, and Ritual Interaction (Carr and Case, 2005c). The data base, called HOPEBIOARCH, describes the tomb characteristics, artifact inclusions, artifact positions relative to the body, and age and sex estimates for 936 burials representing 1483+ individuals from 112 mounds and burial areas in 50 excavated Ohio Hopewell sites.


Data Base Human Remains Water Barrier Artifact Type Site Report 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Troy Case
    • 1
  • Christopher Carr
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Sociology and AnthropologyNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighNorth Carolina
  2. 2.Anthropology Program, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State UniversityTempeArizona

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