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Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center

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18154 First Street, Spiro, OK 74959 United States
(918) 962-2062 http://www.okhistory.org/sites/spiromounds.php

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September 2016

Autumnal Equinox Walks, Spiro Mounds

September 22 - 23

Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox at the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center! Visit the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center on September 22 and 23 for the Autumnal Equinox Walks. As the end of summer nears and crops are ready for harvest, the time of year arrives for the most important of ceremonies for the eastern American Indians: the Busk or Green Corn Ceremony. The Green Corn ceremony was a harvest and renewal ceremony that took place around the Autumnal Equinox in the Spiro…

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October 2016

Archaeology Month, Spiro Mounds

October 15

October is Archaeology Month! The Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center will hold a special day with a lecture and a guided walk on Saturday, October 15, 2016. An archaeologist from the Oklahoma Archeological Survey will be available to identify artifacts in collections. There will also be a great flintknapper (stone tool maker) showing how to make arrowheads from stone. At 1 pm is a lecture about Spiro Mounds, and at 2 pm visitors can take a guided tour of the site…

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December 2016

Winter Solstice Walks, Spiro Mounds

December 21

Celebrate the Winter Solstice at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center! Visit us December 21, 2016, for guided walks to learn about the winter solstice and how American Indians dealt with the changes in the seasons. The pace of life today is so rushed and hectic that the natural rhythms of the sun, moon and stars are forgotten. American Indian farmers understood these rhythms. In the rhythm of the sun, the winter solstice is a period of rest, preparation and celebration. Archaeologist…

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