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For the fourth year, the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office (KHC) will host a blog, “30 Days of Kentucky Archaeology,” with brief essays by archaeologists, students, and public historians on topics ranging from earthworks to 3D scanning to native plants. Follow at www.30daysofkentuckyarchaeology.wordpress.com.
“The blog is a great way for archaeologists to highlight their research taking place in Kentucky. These blogs let us see how archaeology connects us to those who have come before us through common material culture, food, experiences, and more,” said KHC archaeologist Karen Stevens, organizer.
The 2019 Kentucky Archaeology Month poster features the Paleoindian Period in Kentucky, the first time a single archaeological era has been the focus click for a high-resolution image. The Kentucky Organization of Professional Archaeologists (KyOPA) will offer free copies of the poster at events throughout the state and has also posted an online calendar at their website, www.kyopa.org.
Archaeology Month activities celebrate the professional practice of archaeology and its value to the Commonwealth as well as the importance of protecting and preserving historic and prehistoric archaeological resources. Thousands of sites have been documented across the state and some are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
On Friday afternoon at 1:00 pm, there will be an opportunity to tour the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum for historical background, then drive to Devou Park to hike to Battery Bates and Coombs. The cost of the tour is $3.00 per person. A visit to the Behringer Crawford Museum in Devou Park is an option for an additional $9.00 per person. The Ramage Civil War Museum will be open and offers a book sale with over 1,000 Civil War History books. Sales are cash or check only. Parking will be available at the Community of Faith Presbyterian Church lot, 1400 Highland Avenue, Fort Wright, Kentucky.
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