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Kentucky Archaeological Survey Educational Series

A series of short booklets written for the general public on Kentucky archaeological sites and topics.  Grade: 9-12.  Cost: single copies available free to teachers for classroom use.  Prices vary between $3.00 and $7.00 (see below); discounts are available for 25 or more.  Funds from the sale of these booklets will be used to reprint them. Purchase at Kentuckyians Before Boone - The University Press of Kentucky.  All of the other booklets can be purchased from the Kentucky Heritage Council The booklets also are available for access and downloading at Kentucky Libraries Unbound (KLU)  - search by title.   

Kentuckians Before Boone

Kentuckians Before Boone publication.By A. Gwynn Henderson (1992)

This book describes the lives of one Native American family in central Kentucky in the year 1585.  Fishes-With-Hands, his wife She-Who-Watches, and their family grind corn, make cooking pots, and build their homes while in their summer village.  In autumn, they attend the funeral and mourning feast of Masked-Eyes.  Then they move to their winter hunting camp, where they process nuts, make arrows, and hunt and butcher animals in preparation for the winter.  Readers will soon realize that their lives and experiences in many ways parallel those of this family from Kentucky's not-so-distant past.

$5.95 from The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

Slack Farm and the Caborn-Welborn People

Slack Farm and the Caborn-Welborn People publication. By David Pollack, Cheryl Ann Munson, and A. Gwynn Henderson (1996)

Describes the lifeways of the prehistoric Caborn-Welborn people, a village farming society that lived in western Kentucky from about A.D. 1400-1700.  Information about the looting of the Slack Farm site and what was learned as a result of research there is also presented.  Black and white photographs and drawings illustrate how these people lived. ISBN 978-1-934492-00-0. 30 p.

Kentucky Archaeological Survey Educational Series Number One.
$5.00;
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Mute Stones Speak: Archaic Lifeways of the Encarpment Region in Jackson County, Kentucky

Mute Stones Speak: Archaic Lifeways of the Escarpment Region in Jackson County, KY publication. By William E. Sharp and A. Gwynn Henderson (1997)

Describes the lifeways of hunters and gatherers who lived in Eastern Kentucky 8,000 years ago and discusses how archaeologists learn about the past from the artifacts people left behind.  Black and white photographs and drawings. ISBN 978-1-934492-01-7.  16 p. 

Kentucky Archaeological Survey Educational Series Number Two, prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service.
$3.00; This publication is out of print.
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Prehistoric Hunters and Gatherers:  Kentucky's First Pioneers

Prehistoric Hunters and Gatherers: Kentucky's First Pioneers publication. ByLeon Lane, Eric J. Schlarb, and A. Gwynn Henderson (1998)

Draws on Paleoindian research carried out in Kentucky in general and the mountainous portions of Cumberland and Clinton counties in particular.  Focusing exclusively on Paleoindian and Early Archaic lifeways, it presents a new explanation for how the earliest peoples colonized and settled Kentucky.  Black and white photographs and drawings. ISBN 978-1-934492-02-4.  16 p

Kentucky Archaeological Survey Educational Series Number Three.
$3.00; Public-Oriented Publications Order Form [PDF - 21KB]

Forest, Forest Fires, & Their Makers: The Story of Cliff Place Pond, Jackson County, Kentucky

Forests, Forest Fires & Their Makers: The Story of Cliff Place Pond, Jackson County, KY publication. By Paul A. Delcourt, Hazel R. Delcourt, Cecil R. Ison, William E. Sharp, and A. Gwynn Henderson (1999)

This booklet tells the 10,000-year long environmental and human story of Keener Point Knob, based on research carried out at a small ridgetop pond and nearby rockshelters by paleoecologists, archaeologists, and fire ecologists.  It describes the changes in forest vegetation brought about by changes in climate and through prehistoric peoples' use of fire to manipulate the forest as they turned to a gardening way of life.  Also discusses how paleoecologists and archaeologists go about their research.  Black and white photographs and drawings. ISBN 978-1-934492-03-1.  28 p.

Kentucky Archaeological Survey Educational Series Number Four, prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service.
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Taming Yellow Creek: Alexander Arthur, the Yellow Creek Canal & Middlesborough, Kentucky County, Kentucky

Taming Yellow Creek: Alexander Arthur, the Yellow Creek Canal & Middlesborough, KY publication. By Maria Campbell Brent (2002)

Presents the history of Alexander Arthur's attempts to build a modern city in the mountains of Bell County in the late 1800s during America's "Guilded Age". Illustrated with black and white archival photographs. ISBN 978-1-934492-04-8.  30 p.

Kentucky Archaeological Survey Educational Series Number Five, prepared in cooperation with the Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District.
$5.00; Public-Oriented Publications Order Form [PDF - 21KB]

Bringing the Past into the Future: The Reconstruction of the Detached Kitchen at Riverside

Bringing the Past into the Future: The Reconstruction of the Detached Kitchen at Riverside publication. By Patti Linn and M. Jay Stottman (2003)

Descibes the discovery, reconstruction, and interpretation of Riverside's first (circa the late 1830s) detached kitchen. Archaeologists, historians, local volunteers and area school children collaborated on this fascinating project. Illustrated with B&W photographs, which are archival. ISBN 978-1-934492-05-5. 34p

Kentucky Archaeological Survey Educational Series Number Six, prepared in cooperation with the Riverside: The Farnsley-Moremen Landing.
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Hunters and Gatherers of the Green River Valley

Hunters and Gatherers of the Green River Valley publication. By A. Gwynn Henderson and Rich Burdin (2006)

Drawing on a wealth of information collected from the region’s world-famous shell midden sites, the authors describe the prehistoric lifeways, technology, and health of the people who lived in west-central Kentucky 5,000 years ago. Illustrated with b&w photographs, many of which are archival, and original line drawings. ISBN 978-1-934492-06-2.  32 p.

Kentucky Archaeological Survey Educational Series Number Seven, prepared in cooperation with William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology and with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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The Prehistoric Farmers of Boone County, Kentucky

The Prehistoric Farmers of Boone County, Kentucky publication.By A. Gwynn Henderson (2006)

This booklet discusses the history of the Fort Ancient people (A.D. 1000-1750), touching on their houses, the layout of their villages, their foodways and technology, their health and diseases, their social and political organization, what they traded, and something of their religious beliefs. Features information recovered from the 2004 investigations of a prehistoric village disturbed by the construction of a basement in Petersburg, Kentucky. Color. ISBN 978-1-934492-07-9.  48 p.

Kentucky Archaeological Survey Educational Series Number Eight, produced at the request of the Boone County Historic Preservation Review Board and funded in part by a Federal Survey and Planning Grant to the board from the Kentucky Heritage Council and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
$7.00; Public-Oriented Publications Order Form [PDF - 21KB]

Adena: Woodland Period Moundbuilders of the Bluegrass

Adena: Woodland Period Moundbuilders of the Bluegrass publication.By A. Gwynn Henderson and Eric J. Schlarb (2007)

Describes the lifeways, ritual sites, and burial practices of the Adena people, a hunting-gathering-gardening culture that built large earthen burial mounds in central Kentucky from 500 B.C. to A.D. 200. Color. ISBN 978-1-934492-08-6.  48 p.

Kentucky Archaeological Survey Educational Series Number Nine, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, Museums for America program and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet funded this publication.
$7.00;
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Frankfort's Forgotten Cemetery

by David Pollack, A. Gwynn Henderson, and Peter E. Killoran (2009)

Reports on the re-discovery of a mid-nineteenth century cemetery that lay beneath buildings and parking lots in downtown Frankfort. The Old Frankfort cemetery was an integrated burial ground for working-class people of African, European, and mixed heritage. This booklet illustrates what can be learned from the study of human bones and provides portraits of some of the deceased by the project's forensic artist. Color. ISBN 978-1-934492-09-3. 72 p. Larger format.

Kentucky Archaeological Survey Educational Series Number Ten, The Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Finance Cabinet funded the preparation and printing of this publication. $10.00.

 

 

 

Last Updated 6/28/2011