We are pleased to tell you about this month’s Eastern Kentucky Archaeology Group event for 2017. Next Wednesday, archaeologist Alexandra Bybee will be presenting a talk about what can be learned when archaeologists perform a cemetery relocation. Ms. Bybee’s talk will starts with the why, then the how of it, then what you can learn from coffin materials (including evolution of coffin hardware), personal items, and then from the skeletal remains. PLEASE BE ADVISED Images of human remains will appear in the presentation as examples, particularly for age related health conditions that are apparent in the skeleton. The examples are all from a cemetery relocation in southern Illinois, but the information is relevant to what we see here in Kentucky.
The event will be this WEDNESDAY, October 18, at the Recreation Building in the Boonesborough State Park campground (our usual location).
Doors open at 6 pm, with the program to begin at 6:30 pm. Time allowing, a social gathering will follow.