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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 15th, 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

 

FOREST SERVICE ARCHAEOLOGIST POSITION OPEN ON THE DANIEL BOONE NATIONAL FOREST, KY

The Daniel Boone National Forest is advertising a permanent GS-07 archaeological technician position to be stationed at Stanton, Kentucky. The position serves the Red River Gorge area of the DBNF and will be responsible for archaeological surveys, site monitoring and public outreach. The archaeological resources of the Red River Gorge area are extremely diverse and are a rewarding challenge to work with. Every period of Native American and European history are represented. Help protect, study and manage many significant sites pertaining to both regional and world history. The public outreach component of the job includes assisting with the Living Archaeology Weekend, the state’s longest-running and largest public archaeology event.  The advertisement will be open until October 16th. Click the link below to apply!

Please see the advertisement here to apply:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512788100