Feature: 30 Days of Kentucky Archaeology

For the past several years, the Governors of Kentucky have proclaimed September Kentucky Archaeology Month. In accordance with this proclamation, “professional archaeologists continue to work with the public to provide new insights into our collective past and greatly expand our knowledge about different cultural traditions.” In this spirit, he Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office has created a blog, “30 Days of Archaeology,” as a contribution to Archaeology Month events sponsored by the Kentucky Organization of Professional Archaeologists (KyOPA). Blog topics range from what makes archaeology important to society, to how cool it is for a student to find that first artifact. At least one blog will be posted each day throughout the month. Please enjoy the posts and share them with as many people as you can. Blog posts include a variety of topics from what makes archaeology important to society to how cool it is to find your first artifact. Thank you to our contributors! Happy Kentucky Archaeology Month from the Kentucky Heritage Council archaeologists.

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Think History radio Broadcasts, Part 2

The rest of the month’s radio broadcasts have been announced! Kentucky Humanities has put together a series of historical segments that will be aired on WEKU-FM (88.9 Richmond/Lexington) and its affiliated eastern Kentucky stations (106.7 Frankfort; 90.9 Hazard; 88.5 Corbin; 96.3 Harlan; 96.9 Barbourville; 102.5 Middlesboro; 95.1 Pikeville; and 90.1 Pineville). The spots are 1.5 minutes long and air twice a day – during morning edition at 8:19am and All Things Considered at 5:19pm. They will also be re-playing Think History spots from previous years. .0

Segments can also be accessed online at KY Humanities Think History.

Segements scheduled to air:

September 15 – Ancient Indian Campsite at Canton (New!)
September 16 – 4/30/2020 Early Statehood Homes
September 17 – Making the Myth of the Dark and Bloody Ground (New!)
September 18 – 5/14/2020 19th Century Houses
September 19 – 5/11/2020 Davis Bottom Neighborhood
September 20 – 6/22/2020 Davis Bottom: a Black Enclave in Lexington
September 21 – Unexpected Discoveries at Canton (New!)
September 22 – 5/22/2020 20th Century Working Class Neighborhoods
September 23 – 6/3/2020 Davis Bottom Shotgun Houses
September 24 – 6/30/2020 712 Deroode Street Privy
September 25 – Busting the Myth of the Dark and Bloody Ground (New!)
September 26 – 7/20/2020 Constantine Rafinesque and Canton
September 27 – 7/2/2020 Ancient House at Canton
September 28 – 8/11/2020 Recent Archaeology in Canton
September 29 – Central and Eastern Kentucky’s Native American Farming Landscape (New!)
September 30 – 8/17/2020 A Surprise in Canton

Previous Segments:
September 1: – Why This Blufftop at Canton, Kentucky?
September 9: – Origin of the “Myth of The Dark and Bloody Ground”
September 11: – Hunter-gatherers in Western Kentucky

Think History Radio Broadcasts

It’s officially the start of Kentucky Archaeology Month! Kentucky Humanities has put together a series of historical segments that will be aired on WEKU-FM (88.9 Richmond/Lexington) and its affiliated eastern Kentucky stations (106.7 Frankfort; 90.9 Hazard; 88.5 Corbin; 96.3 Harlan; 96.9 Barbourville; 102.5 Middlesboro; 95.1 Pikeville; and 90.1 Pineville). The spots are 1.5 minutes long and air twice a day – during morning edition at 8:19am and All Things Considered at 5:19pm. They will also be re-playing Think History spots from previous years. .0

Segments can also be accessed online at KY Humanities Think History.

Segements scheduled to air:

September 1: – Why This Blufftop at Canton, Kentucky? (NEW)
September 2 – 11/27/2019: Ancient Kentuckians and their dogs
September 3 – 2/26/2020: Kentucky’s antebellum plantations
September 4 – 2/14/2020: Foodways of kentucky’s enslaved people – 1
September 5 – 2/28/2020: Foodways of kentucky’s enslaved people – 2
September 6 – 3/20/2020: Kentucky’s enslaved people’s religious shrines
September 7 – 3/24/2020: Ribbons of history
September 8 – 3/27/2020: The Maysville to lexington road as a trail
September 9: – Origin of the “Myth of The Dark and Bloody Ground” (NEW)
September 10 – 4/27/2020: The limestone trace
September 11: – Hunter-gatherers in Western Kentucky (NEW)
September 12 – 4/2/202:0 Homes along the limestone trace
September 13 – 4/17/2020: the maysville to lexington road as a turnpike
September 14 – 4/23/2020: Thomas Champ’s Inn

KyOPA Awards

Last Saturday at our annual meeting, we were proud to present awards for Lifetime Achievement to two of our members, Stephen Moras and Cecil Ison. Awards were presented by current president Anne Bader. Congratulations and thank you for your dedication and contributions to Kentucky Archaeology!