News Release 508

Archaeology Month will be celebrated Sept. 18 at Graham Cave State Park

Volume 38-508 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Sue Holst

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., AUG. 30, 2010 – Learn about the world of archaeology as Graham Cave State Park hosts Archaeology Day on Saturday, Sept. 18.  Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park located near Danville. The event celebrates Archaeology Month and is free and open to the public.

Gather at Graham Cave to travel through history. Learn about Missouri fur-bearing mammals and see pelts on display.  Participate in events such as spear throwing and nut grinding. You can watch as a professional flintknapper creates points and arrowheads. Descendants of the Graham family will be available throughout the event. The University of Missouri's Museum of Anthropology will bring artifacts uncovered during the 1949-1955 excavations at Graham Cave.

Graham Cave State Park is located two miles west of Danville off Interstate 70 (Exit 170) on Highway TT. For information about the event, call the park directly at 573-564-3476 or call the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information about state parks and historic sites, visit