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The KHC Archaeological Conference in spring 2021 will be held virtually. This is to ensure the continued safety of attendees. More information concerning a virtual tour, presentation instructions, and opportunities to interact will be announced after the New Year. Our goal is to make the 2021 conference accessible to everyone. If you have suggestions, questions, or concerns, please email Vanessa.Hanvey@ky.gov.
Call for Papers and Posters Presenters will record their presentation, which will be available for conference attendees to view. Abstracts are due no later than January 31, 2021. Please email abstracts to
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Download the 2020 KHC Archaeology Conference agenda
Also a reminder for those interested in the 37th Annual Kentucky Archaeology Conference on Feb 28th – March 1st, 2020. The group rates for the Hyatt Place Bowling Green are only good through December 31, 2019:
For more information about Current Archaeological Research in Kentucky or to find out about submitting work to the future Volume 11, please contact Vanessa Hanvey of KHC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.