At Spiro Mounds on Tuesday, December 21, archaeologist and site manager Dennis Peterson will lead guided tours starting at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m.  Each walk will take about two hours and will require a mile a easy walking.

 

During each tour Mr. Peterson will tell about this unique prehistoric American Indian mound site, the types of mounds, why they were created, and why some of the mounds are lined up for the sunsets of the solstices and equinoxes.  He will share the history of the site's excavations, American Indian ceremonies and stories, and tales of unusual events associated with the mounds.  For those wishing to see the sunset, the 2 p.m. walk will end just before sunset, which is when the alignment will take place.

 

You are invited to come to Spiro Mounds to experience one of the most unique historical sites in the United States as seen through the eyes of an archaeologist.

 

The fee for the tours is $3 for adults and $2 for children.  No reservations are required unless you are bringing a large group.  Be certain to dress for the weather.

 

Spiro Mounds is located at 18154 First Street in Spiro.  For more information contact 918/962-2062 or spiro@okhistory.org.

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Spiro Mounds

18154 Frist Street

Spiro, OK 74959

Contact:  Dennis Peterson (918) 962-2062