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Missouri Archaeology Month

The Missouri Archaeology Society will be helping Missourians celebrate Archaeology Month throughout September. KSMU's Greg Leuthen has more on the events taking place in Southwest Missouri and across the state.

Throughout the entire month of September, the Missouri Archaeology Society will be helping people learn about and celebrate the Woodland period in Missouri. Over fifty events are planned statewide, including programs, exhibits, and lectures in Joplin, Branson, and Springfield. Some of these local events include art and artifacts show and tells, lectures on archaeological investigations, and a presentation on the most recent findings at the Big Eddy site.

Lisa Haney, Program Manager for the Missouri Archaeology Society, says she is particularly excited about the Atlatl presentation.

This event will take place September 13th through 15th on the Missouri State University Campus near Glass Hall. Some of the other events statewide include rock art displays, picnics, bus tours of archaeological sites, and recreations of cave excavations for kids.

The St. Louis History museum will host an artifact identification day on September 16th where Missourians will be invited to have their own artifacts examined by archaeologists at no charge. Most of the events this month offer free admission, and all of the events are open to the public. For more information on times, dates, and locations of the Archaeology month events, go to


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