About Living Archaeology Weekend

Since 1989, Living Archaeology Weekend has provided visitors of all ages a program of high-quality, interactive demonstrations on American Indian and pioneer technologies and lifeways, archaeological methods, and cultural resource preservation. The free, annual event is held in the beautiful Red River Gorge of eastern Kentucky, a place where nationally significant archaeological sites and historic properties abound. Until 2007 the event was sponsored by the United States Forest Service, with the assistance of state agencies and local organizations. Since 2007, LAW has been co-sponsored by the US Forest Service, the Kentucky Organization of Professional Archaeologists, and the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, which is jointly administered by the Kentucky Heritage Council and the University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology. A Steering Committee of representatives from these three organizations is responsible for planning and implementing the award-winning event.