The archaeological site of Spiro is famous for a range of aritfacts including effigy pipes, engraved shell artifacts, embossed copper sheets, bead necklaces, and ear spools that were discovered in the "Great Mortuary" context.

Perforated pulley-shaped earspool with traces of copper stain.

Perforated pulley-shaped earspool.

Embossed copper fragment.

Embossed copper fragment.


Brown, James A.
1996 The Spiro Ceremonial Center. Memoirs of the Museum of Anthropology - University of Michigan 29.

Brown, James A. and Henry W. Hamilton
1965 The cultural and artistic world of Spiro and Mississippian culture: Spiro and Mississippian Antiquities from the McDannald Collection. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Hamilton, Henry W.
1952 The Spiro Mound. Missouri Archaeologist 14.
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