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Looting Spiro Mounds
An American King Tut's Tomb
by David La Vere
 
The Spiro Mounds contained some of the most impressive pre-Columbian Indian art ever found, all piled atop hundreds of human skeletons. In Looting Spiro Mounds, David La Vere takes readers behind the scenes to re-create a Great Depression-era archaeological adventure worthy of Indiana Jones.

La Vere weaves a compelling story of grave robbers and lost treasures as he pieces together the puzzle of the civilization that thrived at Spiro from A.D. 800 to 1450. He reconstructs this major Mississippian chiefdom and the lives of the priest-chiefs who were buried there. He also plumbs the mystery of why the people of Spiro abandoned the site, leaving behind their treasures but no forwarding address.



Looting Spiro Mounds
Looting Spiro Mounds
An American King Tut's Tomb
by David La Vere

University of Oklahoma Press, 2007
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