SPIRO - October is Oklahoma Archaeology Month, and organizations across Oklahoma will host public events for all to enjoy while learning about the state's past.

The Oklahoma Public Archaeology Network has compiled a list of events that will take place this month at okpublicarchaeology.wordpress.com.

As part of the celebration, Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center will host a special Archaeology Day event on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Lectures about the prehistory and history of the region will begin at 11 a.m.

There will be a guided tour of the site at 2 p.m. led by archaeologist and site manager Dennis Peterson.

The regular museum exhibits will be available to self-tour throughout the day, as well.

Several expert flint knappers, or stone tool makers, will be on hand to showcase their skills from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Attendees can bring artifacts, such as arrowheads or pottery, and an archaeologist will be available to help identify up to 10 items per person.

Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, 18154 First St. in Spiro, is the only prehistoric American Indian archaeological site in Oklahoma open to the public.