Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, Spiro

The mounds at Spiro, Oklahoma, are among the most important archaeological remains in the United States. A remarkable assemblage of artifacts from the mounds shows that prehistoric Spiro people created a sophisticated culture which influenced the entire Southeast. There was an extensive trade network, a highly developed religious center, and a political system which controlled the region. Located on a bend in the Arkansas River, the site was a natural gateway between societies to the east and the west, a gateway at which Spiro people exerted their influence. Yet much of the Spiro culture is still a mystery, including the reasons for the decline and abandonment of the site.
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  • We visited the mounds for the birthday bash and they were great. We like to hike so the trails were fun, clean and mowed. Several people demonstrating arrowhead making, bead work, and letting people t...  more »
  • This is a fabulous archeological site. The director (sole employee) is incredibly knowledgeable. We have been to Spiro numerous times visiting family. So glad we took the time to stop. It is unfortuna...  more »
  • Had a nice trip with friends to the Mounds. Because of looting in the 30s most of the artifacts are replicas, but don't let that stop you. Talk to the Staff Member (if you can/ it will be worth it) before you go out to the site so you can have a greater understanding of life there. Overall, nice trip!
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