The Hopewell culturethrived from 100 BCE to the year 500 CE in the Ohio Valley. Its expressions of art were quite sophisticated. During this time period our region was an important center for culture and art. Since the 1800s, many fascinating objects have been discovered from this period, and have interested people for many generations since. One of these objects is the Hopewell hand which is made of mica. It was found in Chillicothe Ohio in 1921 and is a wonderful example of the Hopewell tradition.