News Release 171

Contact: Steph Deidrick, 573-751-9392

Sept. 19, 2014 Volume 42-14-171 

Celebrate archaeology at Mastodon State Historic Site Sept. 27-28

Jefferson City, Mo. - The public is invited to celebrate Missouri Archaeology Month at Mastodon State Historic Site on Sept. 27-28. Admission to the Mastodon State Historic Site’s museum will be free. In addition, on Saturday, Sept. 27, guests can enjoy demonstrations of skills of prehistoric American Indians from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the event will include presentations on primitive hunting, crafts, guided tours to the Kimmswick Bone Bed, flint knapping demonstrations and artifact displays. Activities such as crushing corn or cracking walnuts with grinding stones and “artifact rubbings” will be presented by the Three Rivers Chapter of the Missouri Archaeological Society.

Local artifact collections will be displayed and archaeologists will identify artifacts brought in by visitors. In addition, the Museum Annex will be open for everyone to enjoy the exhibit and hands-on activities. There is no fee for this special event.

Mastodon State Historic Site is located 20 miles south of St. Louis on Interstate 55 in Imperial. For more information about the event, call the site at 636-464-2976. For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.


Celebrating 40 years of taking care of Missouri’s natural resources. To learn more visit www.dnr.mo.gov.