Graham Cave to celebrate Archaeology Day

The park staff at Graham Cave State Park invites the public to join us in celebration of Archaeology Day 2020 on Saturday, September 12, 2020.
Activities planned for the day include prehistoric and historical artifact displays, flintknapping demonstrations, mammal exhibits, atlatl (spear and dart) throwing, and children's programs. Archaeology Day 2020 begins at 10 a.m. with demonstrations of the use of the atlatl in the Lower Picnic Area. The atlatl is a tool designed by the early Native American Indians for hunting prior to the invention of the bow.
Visitors of all ages are encouraged to help us celebrate Archaeology Day 2020 at Missouri's most significant early archeological caves. The cave was the first archaeological site in the United States to be designated a National Historical Landmark on January 20, 1961. Sponsors include Missouri State Parks, Graham Family Descendants, Montgomery County Historical Society, Montgomery County Retired School Personnel Association, and the Missouri Atlatl Association. The public will be
encouraged to wear protective face coverings and maintain social distance according to posted guidelines. Pre-registration is not required. Parking and trail access may be restricted, if overcrowding
limits the ability to social distance.
Graham Cave State Park is located two miles west of Danville (Exit 170 on I-70) on Highway TT. For updates during the event on social distancing guidelines, contact Graham Cave State Park by telephone at 573-564-3476. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
 

 

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