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Equinox walks planned at Spiro Mounds

Spiro Mounds

Spiro Mounds

SPIRO – Come celebrate the beginning of spring a little differently this year.

On March 19, there will be a series of guided Vernal Equinox Walks at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center where visitors can learn from an archaeologist about the spring equinox.

There will be walks 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 tell the history of the excavations, Native ceremonies and stories, tales of the unusual happenings associated with the mounds and answer questions.

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