Webinar: Dispelling the Myth – The Archaeology of Kentucky’s Ancient Peoples
Thursday, 27 September 2018
2:00-3:00 pm EST
September is Archaeology Month! Celebrate with us and see the rich archaeological record of our native inhabitants with prehistoric archaeologist Gwynn Henderson, PhD. “Dispelling the Myth – The Archaeology of Kentucky’s Ancient Peoples” will be presented on Thurs. Sept. 27 from 2-3pm EST. The webinar is free and open to the public, but you must registered to attend.
The webinar is free and open to the public, but you must be registered to attend.
You’ve probably been told or heard that Native peoples never lived permanently in Kentucky. Nothing could be further from the truth! 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. Gywnn Henderson, PhD