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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

Regarding Tom Des Jean and Dr. Jack Michael Schock

With heavy hearts, we sadly announce the deaths of two more of our fellow archaeologists, Tom Des Jean and Dr. Jack Schock. They will both be greatly missed, and our thoughts are with their families. Full obituaries are linked below.

Tom Des Jean: Funeral services will be held Thursday at Four Oaks Funeral Home in Oneida for Tom Des Jean, a former archaeologist at the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. He died Monday, on his 72nd birthday. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM and Thursday from 9:30 AM- 10:00 AM with Funeral Service at 10:00 AM at the J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel with burial to follow in the Bowling Green Gardens. Read Full Obituary


Dr. Jack Schock: Dr. Jack Michael Schock, age 80, passed away Friday November 6, 2020 at his residence in Bowling Green, KY. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM and Thursday from 9:30 AM- 10:00 AM with Funeral Service at 10:00 AM at the J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel with burial to follow in the Bowling Green Gardens. Read Full obituary

KyOPA Awards

Last Saturday at our annual meeting, we were proud to present awards for Lifetime Achievement to two of our members, Stephen Moras and Cecil Ison. Awards were presented by current president Anne Bader. Congratulations and thank you for your dedication and contributions to Kentucky Archaeology!