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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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

Kentucky Archaeology Month Poster 2018

September is drawing closer and with it Archaeology month is fast approaching. This year, we’ve decided to honor the 30 year anniversary of Living Archaeology Weekend on our poster design. here’s to many more successful LAW events in the future!

Also check out our calendar for events happening during Archaeology Month. If you’ve got an event that we’ve missed, then please email lstein@ciarch.com to have it included. Thank you!