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October 10, 2016

Contact: Dennis Peterson
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 918-962-2062

Spiro Mounds to Host Archaeology Month Event

SPIRO, Okla. — October is Archaeology Month in Oklahoma and internationally. The Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center will hold a special day with a lecture and a guided walk on October 15. Archaeology Month is sponsored and promoted by the Oklahoma Anthropological Society, which will host many more events throughout Oklahoma in October. 

All day an archaeologist from the Oklahoma Archeological Survey will be available to identify artifacts in collections. There will be a flintknapper (stone tool maker) showing how to make arrowheads from stone. A lecture on Spiro Mounds is scheduled for 1 p.m. There also will be a guided tour of the site at 2 p.m. led by site manager Dennis Peterson.  The regular exhibits will be available throughout the day as well.

The Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center is the only prehistoric American Indian archaeological site in Oklahoma open to the public and is the perfect place to celebrate Archaeology Month. The center is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, and $1 for children. It 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 to know more about Archaeology Month events visit www.ou.edu/cas/archsur/oas/. For more information on the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, please contact Dennis Peterson at 918-962-2062 or spiro@okhistory.org.

Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.

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