Kentucky Archaeology Month

Think History Radio Broadcasts

It’s officially the start of Kentucky Archaeology Month! 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 1: – Why This Blufftop at Canton, Kentucky? (NEW)
September 2 – 11/27/2019: Ancient Kentuckians and their dogs
September 3 – 2/26/2020: Kentucky’s antebellum plantations
September 4 – 2/14/2020: Foodways of kentucky’s enslaved people – 1
September 5 – 2/28/2020: Foodways of kentucky’s enslaved people – 2
September 6 – 3/20/2020: Kentucky’s enslaved people’s religious shrines
September 7 – 3/24/2020: Ribbons of history
September 8 – 3/27/2020: The Maysville to lexington road as a trail
September 9: – Origin of the “Myth of The Dark and Bloody Ground” (NEW)
September 10 – 4/27/2020: The limestone trace
September 11: – Hunter-gatherers in Western Kentucky (NEW)
September 12 – 4/2/202:0 Homes along the limestone trace
September 13 – 4/17/2020: the maysville to lexington road as a turnpike
September 14 – 4/23/2020: Thomas Champ’s Inn

2020 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 Early Archaic Period in Kentucky

Winning artwork and design will be used as the official poster for the seventh 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 May 31rst, 2019.

Our poster from 2019 has also been entered into the national SAA Archaeology Celebration poster contest! Winners will be decided at their annual meeting later this year. View all entries here.