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Living Archaeology Weekend Sept. 25-26, 2009

The annual Living Archaeology Weekend is scheduled for 25-26 September, 2009. The event is held behind the Gladie Learning Center, just a few minutes away from our cabin.

Have you always wondered exactly what life was like in Kentucky thousands of years ago? If you have, you can find out at the Red River Gorge during the Living Archaeology Weekend. See Kentucky's ancient past come alive as Native Americans and others show the way prehistoric cultures lived day to day.

The events are all held on the banks of the Red River, similar in location to the sites originally inhabited by those first people to live in Kentucky. This entertaining, outdoor program of activities is planned to raise an awareness of the technologies that Native Americans used in the area, and the appreciation and protection of Kentucky's delicate archaeological treasures.

Living Archaeology Weekend at the Red River Gorge

Learning experiences you can enjoy at the event are::

  • Atlatl and Spear Demonstration
  • Bow and Arrow Making
  • Native Cooking and Medicine
  • Native Fire Building
  • Baskets and Weaving
  • Pottery Making
  • Hide Tanning
  • Stone Axes and Celts
  • Flint Knapping
  • Cattail Mats
  • Blowguns and Darts

The programs on Friday are only for school groups with prior reservations. Schools can contact Hope Crosbie at the Gladie Center for reservations and information. Telephone: 606-663-8100 or 606-663-2852.

The events on Saturday are open to the general public and are free.

For more information you can also contact:

Daniel Boone National Forest
1700 Bypass Road
Winchester, KY 40391
859-745-3100

Download the 2009 Living Archaeology Weekend brochure


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