“WPA Archaeology” examines the economic, scientific and cultural impacts of a massive work relief program conducted across Kentucky during the Great Depression. The WPA archaeology program was much more than the jobs it created. It laid the foundation for today’s understanding of Kentucky’s diverse prehistoric American Indian cultures. Some of America’s best and brightest young archaeologists supervised their work. This film joins Dr. Lathel F. Duffield, former University of Kentucky Anthropology professor and member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and Mr. John B. Elliot, former WPA archaeologist, as they explore the diverse legacies of Kentucky’s Depression-era archaeology projects.
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Length: 27 min.
Distributor: Voyageur Media Group, Inc.
Festival Screenings and Awards:
Kentucky Educational Television
Kentucky Heritage Council Annual Conference
Columbus International Film and Video Festival