Vernal Equinox at the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center

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Celebrate the Vernal Equinox at the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center

Come celebrate the beginning of spring a little differently this year. there will be a series of guided vernal equinox walks at the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center. Visitors can learn from an archaeologist about the significance of the equinox to the American Indian community that called Spiro home. Each day there will be three walks beginning at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., led by archaeologist and manager Dennis Peterson. Each walk will take about two hours and require a mile of easy walking. 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 discuss the history of the excavations, American Indian ceremonies and stories, tales of the unusual happenings associated with the mounds and answer your questions.