Feature: Early Farmhouses of McCracken County

From 25 January to 07 February 2017, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions archaeologists conducted Phase II archaeological evaluations of two historic sites (15McN189 and 15McN190) at the TVA Shawnee Fossil Plant, McCracken County, Kentucky. Sites 15McN189 and 15McN190 were identified during a Phase I survey for borrow soils at Shawnee Fossil Plant. Archival research revealed Edward Fletcher, a freed African American slave, owned the property at 15McN189 and George Fletcher (Edward Fletcher’s brother), a freed African American slave, owned the property at 15McN190. Site 15McN189, the residence/homestead of Edward Fletcher, dates to the late nineteenth century through early twentieth century. The intact depositional patterns aided in identifying the presence of the dwelling, possible outbuildings, and layout of the farmstead. Site 15McN190, the residence/homestead of George Fletcher, dates to the mid-nineteenth century through early twentieth century.

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KAS Joins Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology

Great news! From Darlene Applegate at WKU!

The Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at Western Kentucky University is proud to announce that the Kentucky Archaeological Survey joined us effective June 1, 2019. This partnership insures that the award-winning work of the Survey will continue into the future, and it will provide WKU students with additional opportunities to gain hands-on experience in the field, the lab, and the community. For more information, please visit Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology News