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KHC Archaeology Conference


The Kentucky Heritage Council (KHC) is the State Historic Preservation Office and an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. KHC is responsible for the identification, protection, and preservation of prehistoric resources and historic buildings, sites, and cultural resources throughout the Commonwealth.

The annual KHC Archaeology Conference is hosted by staff each year to highlight the cultural resources of the Commonwealth. Open to the public, professionals in the field of historic preservation are invited to give presentations on current projects in Kentucky.

39th Annual Archaeology Conference:
March 5, 2022

The 39th Annual KHC Archaeology Conference will be held the weekend of March 5, 2022. Please contact Nicole Konkol with questions and concerns. More information concerning presentation instructions and opportunities to interact will be announced after the New Year. 

Call for Papers & Posters​

​​​Abstracts for papers and posters are due no later ​​than January 31, 2022. Please email abstracts to​

​​Current Archaeological Research in Kentucky 

If you would like to read previous papers presented at the KHC Annual Archaeology Conference, please visit the Current Archaeological Research in Kentucky publications

Since 1983, KHC staff have published papers presented at the annual archaeology conference. Presented as a series of professional publications, these papers cover a broad range of topics relating to Kentucky archaeology. These publications highlight current research and exploration of Kentucky's archaeological resources. ​​

Call for Submissions 

Turn your current or previous KHC paper into a submission for Current Archaeological Research in Kentucky! More information may be found on our Submissions page. Editors are seeking submission for Volume 11 and a special issue focusing broadly on Western Kentucky.