Kentucky Archaeology Month

Kentucky Archaeology Month 2021

It’s that time of year again! We’re pleased to present our poster for this year, featuring the Middle Archaic period. Posters and brochures will be available for pickup soon, please contact Anne Bader for more information.

We realize that with current Covid situation in Kentucky there may be fewer events this year, but if you are involved with or know of an event, please email to get it added to our calendar. We encourage everyone to stay safe out there!

KAM 2021 Poster Contest

It’s that time of year again! We once again are holding a poster contest for 2021 Kentucky Archaeology Month. The theme this year is the Middle Archaic Period in Kentucky. Please see the attached document for further details.

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 full 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 June 30th.
2021 KAM Poster Guidelines

Think History radio Broadcasts, Part 2

The rest of the month’s radio broadcasts have been announced! Kentucky Humanities has put together a series of historical segments that will be aired on WEKU-FM (88.9 Richmond/Lexington) and its affiliated eastern Kentucky stations (106.7 Frankfort; 90.9 Hazard; 88.5 Corbin; 96.3 Harlan; 96.9 Barbourville; 102.5 Middlesboro; 95.1 Pikeville; and 90.1 Pineville). The spots are 1.5 minutes long and air twice a day – during morning edition at 8:19am and All Things Considered at 5:19pm. They will also be re-playing Think History spots from previous years. .0

Segments can also be accessed online at KY Humanities Think History.

Segements scheduled to air:

September 15 – Ancient Indian Campsite at Canton (New!)
September 16 – 4/30/2020 Early Statehood Homes
September 17 – Making the Myth of the Dark and Bloody Ground (New!)
September 18 – 5/14/2020 19th Century Houses
September 19 – 5/11/2020 Davis Bottom Neighborhood
September 20 – 6/22/2020 Davis Bottom: a Black Enclave in Lexington
September 21 – Unexpected Discoveries at Canton (New!)
September 22 – 5/22/2020 20th Century Working Class Neighborhoods
September 23 – 6/3/2020 Davis Bottom Shotgun Houses
September 24 – 6/30/2020 712 Deroode Street Privy
September 25 – Busting the Myth of the Dark and Bloody Ground (New!)
September 26 – 7/20/2020 Constantine Rafinesque and Canton
September 27 – 7/2/2020 Ancient House at Canton
September 28 – 8/11/2020 Recent Archaeology in Canton
September 29 – Central and Eastern Kentucky’s Native American Farming Landscape (New!)
September 30 – 8/17/2020 A Surprise in Canton

Previous Segments:
September 1: – Why This Blufftop at Canton, Kentucky?
September 9: – Origin of the “Myth of The Dark and Bloody Ground”
September 11: – Hunter-gatherers in Western Kentucky