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.

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.

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Code of Conduct & Standards of Research Performance


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