The Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center will hold its 9th annual Archaeology Day on May 10, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Spiro Mounds site celebrates its 36th year of increasing awareness of Oklahoma archaeology. As a bonus Archaeology Day also will be a free day with no entrance fees collected, although donations are gratefully accepted.
All day during the celebration, items will be given away by drawing and there will be birthday cake. If you have artifacts, like arrowheads or pottery, someone from the Oklahoma Archeological Survey will be available to identify up to 10 artifacts per person. Artists will be displaying their works, especially those using the Spiro Mounds designs in their art.
Flint knappers (stone tool makers) will be on site showing off their skills. Blowgun, stickball and Chunkee demonstrations will be available upon request. Lectures will be featured during the day, including a lecture on Fort Coffee and the Fort Coffee Choctaw Boys Academy. There also will be a guided tour of the site at 2 p.m. led by manager Dennis Peterson. The regular exhibits will be available throughout the day as well.
The Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center is located three miles east of Spiro, Okla., on highway 9/271 and four miles north on Lock and Dam Road.
If you would like more information about Archaeology Day events or volunteer opportunities, please contact Dennis Peterson at 918-962-2062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.