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Take a break from your day and enjoy a series of virtual presentations over the lunch hour, Thursdays, March 4 – May 6. Hear subject experts discuss various topics related to the National Cowboy Museum Exhibition Spiro and the Art of the Mississippian World.
Mississippian visitors to Spiro arrived from various areas of the Midwest and Southeast over some three centuries, carting with them sacred objects and treasures. These ritual practitioners left various forms of exotic weaponry whose purpose has remained largely unknown. In this presentation, David H. Dye, Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Memphis, will argue that these weapons constituted central props for ritual theatrics that showcased mortal combat and requickening of the dead. This is a virtual event. The program is free, but registration is required. Login information will be sent prior to the event. Register by April 7.