With the temperatures beginning to fall and the air becoming crisp, the time is right to get outside and enjoy the 25th anniversary of the Living Archaeology Weekend on September 20th and 21st. Hosted at the Red River Gorge, visitors can participate in numerous activities planned. The Living Archaeology Weekend is the largest and oldest public archaeology event in Kentucky.
The first Living Archaeology Weekend was held in 1989 and started as a collaboration between the U.S. Forest Service, Red River Historical Society and others as a way to teach the public about archaeology and American Indian technologies. The first event had 200 visitors; today the weekend welcomes 1,500 to 2,500 visitors. Living Archaeology Weekend is meant to provide high-quality and diverse educational opportunities in American Indian and pioneer technologies, along with other lifeways, archaeological interpretation, and archaeological site preservation.
Demonstrators will teach visitors how to work with plant and animal hides, food processing, and making tools, along with numerous other activities. The Living Archaeology Weekend is a way for the public to get a hands-on experience in archaeology from some of the field’s most respected members. The activities will be held at the Gladie Center at the Red River Gorge. For more information about the weekend and activities you can visit the Living Archaeology Weekend website.