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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.
Objects placed in the Craig Mound at Spiro represented material ties to the wider social and sacred worlds of the 15th century American Southeast. Most of the arrow points can be sourced to the Ozark Mountains to the northeast of Spiro, or to the Ouachita Mountains and the Red River valley to the south. In this talk, Mary Beth Trubitt, Archeologist for the Arkansas Archeological Survey and a Research Professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, highlights current research on Arkansas novaculite, and how archeologists can use this toolstone to track interactions – movements of people and their materials – between Caddoan communities in the Ouachita Mountains and the Spiro site in the Arkansas River valley. This is a virtual event. The program is free, but registration is required. Login information will be sent prior to the event. Register by March 17.