building bridges to the past through technology


Living Archaeology Weekend is an award-winning, nationally recognized public archaeology event. The free, two-day program offers high-quality educational experiences for schools (Friday) and the public (Saturday). Demonstrations focus on American Indian and Pioneer technologies and the archaeological evidence that tells us about those lifeways. LAW is the third weekend of September at the Gladie Visitor Center in the beautiful Red River Gorge of eastern Kentucky, in the heart of a National Register of Historic Places district.


Read about our alternative plans for LAW 2020!

LAW 2020

Because of the COVID pan-demic, we made the safe but difficult decision to can-cel the in-person LAW event for 2020. But fear not! We are developing alternate programming to take its place. Click here for details!

B4 U Go!

Make the most of your educational experience at LAW 2019. Before you go, take a look at these  videos and essays prepared by the LAW Steering Committee.  Watch ... explore ... read ... review!


We strive to keep LAW a free event. Help insure the financial security of this important event by making a cash donation or contri-buting supplies and services. It's tax deductible. Donate today!

Meet the dedicated demon-strators who have made the LAW event so successful for so many years. What tech- nology do they demonstrate? How did they learn it? Read more about them, in their own words.

Meet Us!

LAW Swag

The 2019 event t-shirt features Native and pioneer weaving designs within the the Living Archaeology Weekend name. We will offer ball caps and water bottles again this year. Purchase swag at the event or on our web site. Wear your LAW items with pride!


NEW PUBLICATION ABOUT LAW / The LAW Steering Committee recently published a book chapter about our event in an edited volume published in 2018. Learn more . . .


SEPTEMBER IS KENTUCKY ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH / Living Archaeology Weekend is proud to be the anchor event for Kentucky Archaeology Month in September, as noted in an official state proclamation.  Read more . . .

"learning about the past is like walking down a beautiful road with knowledge trees"

- Olivia Ruth Short, 2013 LAW Student Essay Contest Winner