SPIRO–Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center will hold its 12th annual Archaeology Day on May 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The site will celebrate its 39th 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.
All day during the celebration, items will be given away by drawing and birthday cake will be served. If you have artifacts, like arrowheads or pottery, an archaeologist from the Oklahoma Archeological Survey will be on site to identify up to 10 items per person.
Flint knappers Dave and Raydele Klostermeier will be showing off their stone tool making skills. Blowgun, stickball and Chunkee demonstrations will be available upon request. Lectures on local history and prehistory will be featured during the day.
There also will be a guided tour of the site at 2 p.m. led by manager Dennis Peterson. Regular exhibits will be available throughout the day as well. For more information or to find out how you can help, call Peterson at (918) 962-2062 or [email protected]
The featured artist for May 2017 will be Caddoan artist Chase Kahwinhut Earles. He will display some of his pottery and other art during the month and will be at the site during Archaeology Day from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Earles uses traditional Caddoan throwing and firing techniques and both Spiroan and Red River Caddoan forms and designs. He will exhibit a new piece commissioned for Spiro Mounds during this show.
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