The Hopewell Civilization in the Sauk Valley
2:00pm central- Have you been to Sinnissippi Park in Sterling, IL and wondered about the “Mounds”? This Free event features Dr. Wolf Koch and his studies about the Hopewell civilization in the Sauk Valley.
Wolf Koch and his wife Linnea have been studying accounts of Adena and Hopewell archeological research and have traveled to many mound builder sites in Ohio and Illinois.
Dr. Koch, a Sterling resident, is a consultant to the oil and petrochemical industry and has been a professor of chemical engineering. Linnea Koch, a graphic designer and photographer, produced three interpretive panels for Sterling’s Sinnissippi Park in 2008, describing the history of the Hopewell civilization, the significance of the local mounds and settlements, local mining, manufacturing and trading of pipe stone products.