Spiro Archaeological Site: Travels on the Path of Souls
Membership Lecture, James A. Little Theater
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for non-members
Non-members register here.
Ancient treasure recovered from a hollow chamber (The Spirit Lodge) found within the Craig Mound at the Spiro archaeological site in eastern Oklahoma is the topic of this colorful talk by anthropologist Kent Reilly. An ancient Native American ritual event occurred ca. AD 1400 that encompassed an interment and an establishment of a priestly office. Learn how the act of creating a ritual stage that, for the people who created it, was a permanent and perpetually ongoing ritual performance of cosmic significance.
Affiliation: Texas State University