Join us on Tuesday, April 1st at 7pm at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History for the monthly meeting of the Cleveland County chapter of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society. Dr. Scott Hammerstedt will be our presenter, giving a talk on 2013 Excavations at Spiro. We hope you can join us! Please spread the word and bring friends and family - all are welcome.
Scott will be talking about recent and upcoming geophysical survey and excavations at the Spiro Mounds archaeological site. Scott and other researchers from Oklahoma and Arkansas conducted the first professional excavations at Spiro in over three decades. The fieldwork was prompted by remote sensing evidence that showed that likely prehistoric structures were in danger of being lost to erosion.
This is very exciting research. Scott and his colleagues did more fieldwork over spring break and have a field school coming up this summer, so we will have more discoveries to look forward to. For more information, see the Spiro Landscape Archaeological Project on Facebook.
Also, this is not entirely pinned down yet, but it looks like the OAS spring meeting will be at the Oklahoma History Center on May 17th. The spring dig will be a little later than usual. It will probably in June at the Bryson Paddock site in Kay County, in conjunction with the field school.