Webinar: Dispelling the Myth – The Archaeology of Kentucky’s Ancient Peoples
Preservation Kentucky celebrated Archaeology Month in September with a webinar that featured the rich archaeological record of our native inhabitants with ancient Native American archaeologist Gwynn Henderson, PhD, whose research has corrected the mistaken narrative that Native peoples never lived permanently in Kentucky – when, in fact, they did.
Native peoples have lived in what we know as the Commonwealth beginning around 9,500 B.C. and they are still citizens of Kentucky today. Drawing from the rich archaeological record of these ancient people, this webinar reviews what archaeologists have learned and inferred about their diverse lifeways, technologies, settlements and ritual sites prior to the arrival of Europeans.
Photo credit: Kentucky Before Boone poster by Jimmy A. Railey (1990) details all aspects of KY prehistory from the earliest hunter-gatherers to the most recent native farmers with time-specific, activity and technology scenes.
Meet your instructor: A. Gwynn Henderson, PhD