Archaeology Day, Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center
October is Archaeology Month, and to celebrate the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center will hold a special day with a lecture and a guided walk on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Archaeology Month is sponsored and promoted by the Oklahoma Anthropological Society and the Oklahoma Public Archaeology Network and includes many more events throughout October.
Lectures about the prehistory and history of this region will start at 11 am. There also will be a guided tour of the site at 2 pm led by manager Dennis Peterson. The regular exhibits will be available throughout the day as well. Several expert flintknappers, or stone tool makers, will be on hand to show off their skills from 10 am to 4 pm. An archaeologist will be available to identify artifact collections for visitors during that same time.
The Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center is the only prehistoric American Indian archaeological site in Oklahoma open to the public. It’s the perfect place to celebrate Archaeology Month. The center is located three miles east of Spiro, Oklahoma, on Highway 9/271 and four miles north on Lock and Dam Road.