Archaeology Day

9/16/2023 | Graham Cave State Park | Danville, MO

Visitors of all ages are encouraged to help us celebrate Archaeology Day 2023 at one of Missouri's most archeologically significant caves. On Jan. 20, 1961, Graham Cave became the first archaeological site in the United States to be designated a National Historical Landmark. Park staff and partners invite you to come out to the park and enjoy activities including prehistoric and historic artifact displays, flint knapping and fire-making demonstrations, wildlife fur exhibits, bone fishhook demonstrations, and dart throwing with atlatls.

The event will begin with atlatl demonstrations in the Lower Picnic Area. The atlatl is a tool that was used by early humans worldwide for hunting prior to the invention of the bow. 

This event is being held in conjunction with Graham Cave's public meeting, which will be from noon to 1 p.m.    

Event Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Graham Cave State Park is located at:

217 Highway TT, Danville, MO | 573-564-3476

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs