Guide to the L. C. Northrup film of Craig Mound excavation, Spiro Site, Oklahoma, 1936

Summary
Collection ID:
HSFA.1985.02
Creators:
Northrup, L. C. (Lawerence C.)
Dates:
1936
Languages:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
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Physical Description:
1 Film reel
8 minutes
black-and-white silent; 200 feet
16mm
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Footage shot of a Works Progress Administration supported excavation in the, now, Spiro Mounds State Park. Excavations documented center around the Craig Mound and its "Great Mortuary." Film records recently exposed human burials focusing on platform burial remains. Good detail is given to the designs found on shell fragments as well as certain burials. Also recorded are ear flares, pot sherds, beads, projectile points, and carved shell artifacts.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Administration
Custodial History
Previously titled "Craig Mound Excavation, Spiro Site, Oklahoma 1936."
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from the Florida State Museum in 1985.
Processing Information
Titles are supplied by the archivist for untitled films.

Local Number
Local Number
HSFA 1985.2.1

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Preferred Citation
L. C. Northrup film of Craig Mound excavation, Spiro Site, Oklahoma, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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Repository Contact
Human Studies Film Archives
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