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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. 

Awards

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

Upcoming Events

Cooper Site Excavation Site

25th Anniversary of the Cooper Site

This year marks 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. To celebrate the Oklahoma Archeological Survey will be hosting a free public lecture by Dr. Leland Bement entitled 25 Years of Cooper: Folsom Bison Hunting and Beyond with a reception to follow. 

Please join us Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 at 7pm in the Robert S. Kerr Auditorium of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History to hear more about this exciting research! 

You can read more about this marvelous site by clicking here.

Oklahoma Archaeology Survey Wildlife Expo Booth

Wildlife Expo

September 22nd-23rd, 2018

Come out and see us at this year's Wildlife Expo presented by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and a coalition of conservation organizations, agencies and sponsors. 

Hours of Operation: Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 9am-5pm

For more information visit the Official Wildlife Expo webpage