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Hope•well



Pronunciation: (hōp'wel, -wul), [key]
n.
a city in E Virginia, on the James River. 23,397.

Hope•well



Pronunciation: (hōp'wel, -wul), [key]
adj. Archaeol.
of or pertaining to an advanced mound-building and agricultural Amerindian culture 100 b.c.–a.d. 400, centered in Ohio and Illinois and characterized by geometric earthworks, many large conical or dome-shaped burial mounds, corded and stamped pottery, ornamental knives and tobacco pipes, and the extensive trading of raw materials and artifacts. Also,Hope•well'i•an.

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