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KHC Archaeology Conference

​​​​39th Annual Kentucky Heritage Council
Archaeology Conference

Saturday, March 5, 2022
8:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.​

2022 KHC Archaeology Conference Program 

View the 2022 Abstracts

The 39th Annual Kentucky Heritage Council (KHC) Archaeology Conference will take place again virtually this year Saturday, March 5, via Zoom and is free and open to the public. Introductions will open the program at 8:45 a.m., followed by presentations through 4 p.m., and professional and social programming concluding at 6.

The annual conference is hosted by KHC Site Protection Program staff to highlight historic and prehistoric cultural resources and as an opportunity for archaeologists and historic preservation and allied professionals to share information and research findings about their work. KHC serves as the state historic preservation office.

A complete schedule, list of presenters and researchers, and conference abstracts are available at the links above. Access the conference at, password 225844.

Conference topics will include archaeological investigations of a German POW Camp at Fort Campbell and the Killer Tree Rock Shelter in Jackson County, and preliminary results of an analysis investigating stone toolmaking at the Canton and Lawrence Sites in Trigg County.

Other presentations will focus on using detection dogs as an emerging method to find features of archaeological significance, archaeological approaches to Kentucky's mineral springs resorts, community engagement in cultural resource management at Mammoth Cave National Park, and a case study in employing heritage sciences to illuminate the stories of historical artifacts.

The schedule includes a brief meeting of the Kentucky Organization of Professional Archaeologists and a screening of a video the organization produced, “Pioneer Textiles," the second episode in the Virtual Living Archaeology Weekend (LAW) Video Series. LAW is the largest annual public archaeology event in Kentucky, for more than 30 years taking place each September at Gladie Visitor Center in Daniel Boone National Forest, with demonstrations about American Indian and pioneer lifeways and technologies.

Participants will have the opportunity to talk to and interact with researchers and presenters during scheduled Q&A, and a link to a recording of the proceedings will be available online following the conference.

For questions, contact Nicole Konkol, Site Protection administrator, 502-892-3617.

​​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 to Current Archaeological Research in Kentucky 

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.