The Kentucky Organization of Professional Archaeologists (KyOPA) is a group of archaeologists with professional training and an interest in historic preservation throughout the state of Kentucky. The organization was formed to foster and promote an understanding of the training and ethics integral to quality archaeological research. Our organization provides small research grants for archaeological research and is active in commenting on proposed state and federal legislation impacting Kentucky’s cultural resources. KyOPA is charged with a responsibility to communicate to the public the importance of the preservation of our cultural heritage through the proper practice of archaeology.
Membership in KyOPA is open to all professionals who support the Purposes and Ethics of the Organization as presented in the KyOPA Bylaws, agree to abide by the Code of Ethics of the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) Code of Conduct, demonstrate involvement in archaeological investigations or research in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and who have previously demonstrated a commitment to meeting the highest professional standards. There are two levels of membership based on experience and academic achievements Full Members and Associate Members.
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Cultural Resource Analysts
151 Walton Ave.
Lexington, KY 40508-2364