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15th annual Archaeology Day and 42nd annual Birthday Bash *Canceled*

May 9

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This event has been canceled.

Due to COVID-19 and the need to protect visitors and staff, the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center will not hold its 15th annual Archaeology Day and Birthday Bash on Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. After 42 years serving Oklahoma, we are still the only prehistoric American Indian archaeological site in Oklahoma accessible to the public. Although we are currently closed, we continue to preserve, protect, and interpret this unique part of America’s history.

Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center will hold its 15th annual Archaeology Day and Birthday Bash on Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The site will celebrate its 42nd year of increasing awareness of Oklahoma archaeology. As a bonus, Archaeology Day will be a free day with no entrance fees, although donations are gratefully accepted.

During the celebration, items will be given away by drawing and 42nd birthday cake will be served. If you have artifacts, such as arrowheads or pottery, an archaeologist will be on-site to identify up to 10 items per person.

Flint knappers will show off their stone tool-making skills, while blowgun, stickball, and Chunkee demonstrations will be available upon request. Lectures on local history and prehistory will begin at 11 a.m. There also will be a guided tour of the site at 2 p.m. led by manager Dennis Peterson. Of course, the regular exhibits will be available throughout the day as well.

If you would like more information about Archaeology Day events or how you can help, please contact Dennis Peterson at 918-962-2062 or The center is located three miles east of Spiro on Highway 9/271 and four miles north on Lock and Dam Road.


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Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center
18154 First Street Spiro, OK 74959