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Kentucky Archaeology Month Poster

September will soon be upon us, and with it Kentucky Archaeology Month. We’re happy to reveal our poster for this year. this will be printed soon and distributed to schools, libraries, and other places throughout Kentucky. This year we chose to focus on the Paleoindian Period. Those interested in obtaining one can email abader@ciarch.com

We’re starting to add events to our calendar as well, so if you have a related event you think should be included, please let us know.

KAM Poster Contest

Kentucky Organization of Professional Archaeologists and the Kentucky Archaeology Month Steering Committee Invite Artists and Graphic Designers to Enter a Poster Contest for The Paleoindian Period in Kentucky

Winning artwork and design will be used as the official poster for the sixth annual Kentucky Archaeology Month “Celebrating Kentucky Archaeology” program. Calling all artists and graphic designers to submit poster designs that reflect their interpretation of Kentucky’s rich heritage. The KAM steering committee will select three finalists from the designs submitted. Finalists will be e-mailed to the KyOPA membership and the winner will be selected by a membership vote.

The official Kentucky Archaeology Month poster will be distributed to the Governor’s office, members of Kentucky House, Kentucky Senate, as well as Kentucky libraries, schools, and various parks within the state.

Entries are due by June 30th, 2019.

Our Mission Statement

The Kentucky Organization of Professional Archaeologists (KyOPA) unifies the state’s archaeological community in fostering high quality research in the state; disseminating information about the cultural heritage of Kentucky to professional and lay audiences; advancing professional training and ethics; collaborating, commenting, and consulting on proposed legislation and undertakings impacting Kentucky’s cultural resources; and promoting the benefits of archaeology for all people of the Commonwealth.

Monnik Beer Company to host KyOPA Fundraiser!

Please join KyOPA for a social night and fundraiser at the Monnik Beer Company in Louisville on January 22, 2019 from 6-9PM.  The brewery is located 1036 E. Burnett Ave., Louisville, KY 40217.  Monnik has offered to give KyOPA $1 per beer sold during that time!  Come meet and have a drink with archaeologists and help support KyOPA’s mission!  The funds raised will support KyOPA’s efforts to host the annual Kentucky Archaeological Conference (see last post), provide small research grants for ongoing projects and support public outreach efforts like Living Archaeology Weekend, the largest public archaeology event in the state.  Please contact Matt Davidson at mjdavids1982@yahoo.com with questions.  Hope to see you there!

Save the Date! KHC Archaeology Conference 2019

Every year the Kentucky Heritage Council hosts the only state-wide archaeology conference.  There you can learn about archaeological compliance projects and archaeological research, and meet archaeologists and other heritage professionals and students from around the state.  The Kentucky Heritage Council’s 36th annual Archaeology Conference is scheduled for Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3, 2019 and will be held at Northern Kentucky University. A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 275 Columbia Street, Newport, Kentucky.

For more information about the event please check out the 30 Days of Kentucky Archaeology blog post about it here:

Save the Date: KHC Archaeology Conference 2019