The Kentucky Archaeology & Heritage Series presents new scientific research conducted across the Commonwealth by scholars in the fields of archaeology, anthropology and history. This on-going series is produced by Voyageur Media Group, Inc. for the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, Folk Studies & Anthropology Department, Western Kentucky University. The series is distributed statewide by Kentucky Educational Television (broadcast/streaming), and The Archaeology Channel, a free, nonprofit organization that streams archaeological media to scholars throughout the world. Most episodes include a companion website for the delivery of information, in-depth articles and educational resources to viewers, teachers and students. Visit the website for each episode for resources and links.
Kentucky Archaeological Survey: On-Line Videos
The Kentucky Archaeological Survey has launched several, on-line video projects to help us all cope with the COVID-19 shutdowns in 2020. These new on-line services are designed to help viewers, teachers and students access some of the videos in the Kentucky Archaeology & Heritage Series.
Free on Vimeo: The production team has posted the seventh episode in the KA&H series, Creelsboro and the Cumberland: A Living History, on Voyageur’s Vimeo website for free viewing and download. To access please go to: https://vimeo.com/365094588.
Dr. A. Gwynn Henderson, Education Director, Kentucky Archaeological survey, has posted on YouTube a special reading of the booklet, “Adena: Woodland Period Moundbuilders of the Bluegrass.” To access please go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQPJaWLPnwI&feature=youtu.be. Dr. Gwynn Henderson’s on-line reading is part of a national call by archaeologists to support teachers and parents during the COVID-19 health crisis. Sarah sent out a call for archaeologist readers through Facebook, and I thought it was a wonderful, creative, thoughtful project for KAS to support. I wanted KAS to do something to support teachers and parents during this health crisis.This video is part of FPAN’s Archaeologists Read Archaeology initiative, which is the brainchild of Sarah Miller, Northeast/East Central Regional Director of the Florida Public Archaeology Network. Ms. Miller is also a former Kentucky Archaeological Survey Staff Archaeologist. The video was edited by Emily Jane Murray, Public Archaeology Coordinator for the Florida Public Archaeology Network’s Northeast Region
“Adena: Woodland Period Moundbuilders of the Bluegrass”
The full-color, 48-page booklet is available for purchase from the Kentucky Archaeological Survey. It also can be read online/downloaded by accessing it in PDF format from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s webpage (https://transportation.ky.gov/Archaeology/Documents/Adena-Booklet.pdf). This booklet showcases the rich cultural traditions of the Adena people and how their burial mounds and earthworks remain as a testimony to their way of life. It was published for the William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology as part of an IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services), Museums for America program grant and with support from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
In 2001, Judy Sizemore, KAS Education Consultant, developed a series of lessons for intermediate and middle school social studies teachers and their students linked to the second episode in the KA&H series, The Adena People: Moundbuilders of Kentucky. These lessons are on the education page of the Living Archaeology Weekend’s website (www.livingarchaeologyweekend.org). The Adena documentary video is streaming live on The Archaeology Channel (www.archaeologychannel.org).
Kentucky Archaeology & Heritage Series: Project Pages
Each episode in the Kentucky Archaeology & Heritage Series has its own project page on this website, or other websites. Click on each title to go to each companion website.
Episode 8 (in development)
“The Hathaway Family: A Journey from Slavery to Civil Rights”
Episode 7 (2019)
Episode 6 (2013)
Episode 5 (2010)
Episode 4 (2002)