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Kentucky Archaeological Survey joins WKU’s Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology

The award-winning Kentucky Archaeological Survey (KAS) joined Western Kentucky University’s Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology on June 1. For more than two decades, KAS has worked with teachers, students, landowners, communities and government agencies to protect archaeological sites and educate the public about Kentucky’s rich archaeological heritage. “We are thrilled about working...

Ky. Heritage Council’s 35th annual Archaeology Conference set for March 2-4 at Kentucky Dam Village

A focus on cemeteries, traditional cultural properties, and other preservation issues will be at the forefront of the 35th Annual Kentucky Heritage Council (KHC) Archaeology Conference convening Friday through Sunday at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in Gilbertsville. The conference is an opportunity for professional archaeologists working in Kentucky and neighboring states to network and share...

Lexington Youth Science Summit promotes science literacy with local businesses, youth

Middle school and high school students in Lexington will participate in the Kentucky Science Center’s annual Youth Science Summit Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Lexmark’s global headquarters.   This is the first time the center has held two summits – one in Louisville June 15 and the Lexington event. The first in Lexington was sold out after only a few weeks of...

Hatfields and McCoys in spotlight again with discovery of artifacts featured on ‘Diggers’

A notorious feud between the Hatfields of West Virginia and the McCoys of Kentucky is once again making national news, but this time it is for a discovery of artifacts associated with patriarch Randall McCoy’s home and site of an infamous 1888 attack. The findings were confirmed by Dr. Kim McBride, a historic archaeologist with the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, a joint partnership with the University...