Vanishing Vocabulary – Concept (In Process Images) – 2

What about the vanished hopewell culture is evidenced in the mound site that is their lasting monument?

The architectural vocabulary of their building techniques can be succinctly summarized in the actions of “digging” and “bundling.”

The essence of the structures left on the site are in the forms of “passage” and of “pile.”



The mounds were primarily a ceremonial construction, as will be the museum portion of the intervention project. But there are two more aspects to any culture, including the ancient native americans’: individuality and community.

Though each of these areas of culture are distinct, they are irrevocably interrelated. Therefore, if the intervention is to accurately interpret and represent the vanished culture, the implementation of them across the site, must equally satisfy each, simultaneously.

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