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GPR Survey of the Brown Mound at Spiro

Author(s): Scott Hammerstedt ; Jami Lockhart ; Amanda Regnier ; George Sabo ; John Samuelsen

Year: 2017

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This poster presents the results of GPR survey at the Brown Mound, an earthen platform mound at the Spiro site in eastern Oklahoma. The mound was targeted by looters in the 1930s and was subsequently tested in the 1930s and 1980s by professional archaeologists. However, Brown Mound remains poorly understood because, for the most part, these excavations did not extend deeply enough to provide good information on mound stratigraphy or internal features. Our survey obtained nearly 100% coverage of the remaining mound and the results, along with previous geophysical surveys, allow us to paint a more complete picture of Spiro.

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GPR Survey of the Brown Mound at Spiro. Scott Hammerstedt, Jami Lockhart, Amanda Regnier, George Sabo, John Samuelsen. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 428823)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -91.274; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -72.642; max lat: 36.386 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 14786

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America