Random Acts of Archaeology
National Archaeology Day in Kentucky
October 20, 2012
The potential for archaeology is everywhere in Kentucky and at any given time projects are underway across the state. We know this. Our colleagues know this. But most everyone else doesn't know this.
Often, people think only of foreign places when they hear the term "archaeology." Myths are pervasive about archaeology in general, and about Kentucky archaeology in particular, despite the new social studies textbooks, updated curricula, magazine articles, and specials on KET.
It’s up to Kentucky’s professional and amateur archaeologists to bust those myths. Preserving and protecting Kentucky’s heritage depends in part on better publicizing what archaeology is and how it has informed our understanding of the past.
It starts with the facts, and sharing them.
Random Acts of Archaeology don’t require sites or screens, money or management plans - just basic skills of communication and the will to take on the misconceptions that fuel the myths that reside in the minds of many Kentuckians.
This year, KHC is inviting all Kentucky archaeologists and KyOPA members to commit a single Random Act of Archaeology on Saturday, October 20, 2012.
Let’s see what a difference we can make!
What To Do on October 20?
Three Ways to commit a Random Acts of Archaeology:
List of Possible Random Acts of Archaeology
Be sure to share your Random Act of Archaeology by e-mailing Kary Stackelbeck at KHC (email@example.com) or posting a message to the Kentucky Archaeology Facebook page.