News Release 020

Stone technology exhibit on display at Van Meter State Park

Volume 39-020 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., FEB. 4, 2011 – An exhibit showcasing the tools of stone technology will be on display during February and March at Missouri's American Indian Cultural Center in Van Meter State Park near Miami in Saline County.

Stone technology has changed over the 11,000 years that man has made the area of Saline County home. To show this variation in stone technology, the Sedalia-West Central Chapter of the Missouri Archaeological Society compiled a collection of stone projective points exclusively from Saline County. The items are identified and organized in the exhibit cases by their time periods.

The exhibit is open to the public and is free of charge. The cultural center's hours during February and March are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Van Meter State Park, located 12 miles northwest of Marshall on Highway 122, is one of 85 state parks and historic sites in the Missouri state park system. For more information about the exhibit, call the park at 660-886-7537 or toll free at 800-334-6946. For information about state parks and historic sites, go to