Archaeology Days

9/27/2014 to 9/28/2014 | Mastodon State Historic Site | Imperial, MO

In celebration of Missouri Archaeology Month, admission to the historic site’s museum will be free to all on both days of the event.

On Saturday, volunteers from the Missouri Archaeological Society-Three Rivers Chapter, Missouri State Parks staff, and other artisans will demonstrate skills of prehistoric Native Americans to the public. Throughout the day, presentations will be given on primitive hunting, where you will be able to test your skills in throwing an atlatl, and crafts, where you can make you own atlatl and spear. Also offered will be  guided tours to the Kimmswick Bone Bed, flint knapping demonstrations, artifact displays and activities, such as crushing corn or cracking walnuts with grinding stones and “artifact rubbings,” presented by the Three Rivers Chapter of the Missouri Archaeological Society. Local artifact collections will be displayed and avocational and professional archaeologists will identify artifacts brought in by visitors. Guided tours to the former excavation site will be offered throughout the day Saturday. In addition, the Museum Annex will be open for everyone to enjoy the special exhibit and hands-on activities.

There is no fee for this special event.  Please call the site at 636-464-2976 for more information and specific times for presentations.

Event times: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

1050 Charles J. Becker Drive, Imperial, MO | (636) 464-2976

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs