Minerva May-June 2022

Renewal

Around AD 1400, during a period of lengthy droughts, a remarkable event took place at Spiro in Oklahoma. People dug into one of the site's mounds and built within it a hollow chamber where they then placed an elaborate array of riches. But why were all these objects sealed away together?

Minerva explores a story of ritual and cosmic renewal in the Mississippian world...

Magazine pages showing artefacts from Spiro Mounds

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