Kentucky Archaeology

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet commits itself to protecting and preserving Kentucky's past. Check out these four videos to see what kind of work archaeologists have been doing in Kentucky.


Location: Kentucky         Length: 6 min.

The ancient Adena Culture of Kentucky and surrounding states is renowned for its massive burial mounds and exquisite art works. But the lives of Adena people are shrouded in mystery because only three habitation sites have been found…


Location: Kentucky         Length: 11 min.

This video documents how two sciences, archaeology and paleoecology, came together in a research project that confirmed archaeologists' ideas about the changing land use patterns of the First Americans along the western edge of the Appalachian Mountains…


Location: Kentucky         Length: 9 min

Discovered in the 1980s, the dozens of prehistoric mud glyphs (drawings) deep inside Crump’s Cave have been subject to vandalism, despite the best efforts of the private property owner.

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Location: USA         Length: 25 min

Unbeknownst to most people, lots of archaeology goes on in Illinois all the time.  Visit some excavation sites and drop in on the lab where the archaeologists organize, catalog and interpret what they find…