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18154 First Street Spiro, OK 74959

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June 2022

OU and OAS Summer Archaeological Research concludes

June 17, 9 a.m.5 p.m.
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, 18154 First Street Spiro, OK 74959

Students and faculty of the University of Oklahoma and staff of the Oklahoma Archeological Survey are performing a month of excavations at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center through June 17. Visitors are welcome to observe the research and ask questions at this unique learning experience. Under the direction of Dr. Scott Hammerstedt, Dr. Amanda Regnier and Dr. Patrick Livingood, students will be excavating areas of interest from recent remote sensing projects. This is the first excavation at the site since 2014…

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Summer Solstice Walks

June 21, 11 a.m.7 p.m.
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, 18154 First Street Spiro, OK 74959

Start your summer with a trip to Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center for a special guided tour on the summer solstice, Tuesday, June 21. There will be three walks led by archaeologist Dennis Peterson starting at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Each walk will include one mile of easy walking and last about two hours.

Peterson will talk about the history of the mound site and the American Indians who built it more than 1,000 years ago. He also will talk about the reasons for the mounds and the alignment of some of the mounds to track the movement of the sun throughout the year. Peterson will tell the history of the excavations of the site by both archaeologists and looters. The 7 p.m. walk will allow the observation of twilight wildlife and a view of the sunset, which is the most important part of the event.

There is a small fee for this series of tours of $5 for adults and $3 for children in addition to the regular daily admission fee. Oklahoma Historical Society and Spiro Mounds Development Association members do not pay the daily admission fee. No reservations are required, except for large groups. Payment can be made by cash or check, but credit cards are not accepted.

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