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Mission Statement

To research Oklahoma's archeological record; to work with state and federal agencies, and the citizens of Oklahoma to preserve significant archeological sites; and to disseminate information about Oklahoma's cultural heritage through publications and public presentations. 


Congratulations to Debra Green and Lee Bement for receiving the FY-2017 Historic Preservation Fund Award from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Services

Archeological Survey in the News

Spiro Artifact

Oklahoma Archeological Survey's Scott Hammerstedt comments on the potential for undiscovered sites and artifacts in the State of Oklahoma in this article from the Tulsa World.

John Klein: Archaeologists have barely scratched the surface in Oklahoma for ancient artifacts

25th Anniversary of the Cooper Site

Excavation of the Cooper Site


This year is the 25th Anniversary of the first excavation at the Cooper Site in Harper County, Oklahoma. This extraordinary site has given us rare insight into Folsom hunting practices and rituals. If you would like to read more about this marvelous site, click on the link below.

Cooper Site


Upcoming Events

OptOutside Oklahoma

Opt Outside Oklahoma

Come Join us at OptOutside Oklahoma!

The event is located on the Great Lawn and Band Shell next to the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Besides all of the delicious food and other fun activities that will be going on; we will be hosting our own table where we will have archaeology-related activities for children, a knapping demonstration, examples of artifacts from Oklahoma, and information about what you should do when you find an archaeological site while exploring the great outdoors here in Oklahoma. 

For more details about the event just click the link. We hope to see you there!