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JUST FOR STUDENTS

Living Archaeology Weekend is a fun place to visit on field trips – or to visit from your computer at home! Learn about American Indians and Pioneer people who lived right here in Kentucky at the Red River Gorge.

 
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ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS

Hey students! Let's do some activities. Download these coloring sheets or try your hand at making a corn husk doll. Have fun!

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Cooking Through Time

This sheet about different cooking methods is ready for you to color.

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Make a Corn Husk Doll

Follow these 12 easy steps to make your own corn husk doll.

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The Gladie Cabin

This sheet about the historic Gladie Cabin is ready for you to color.

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KIDS IN THE PAST

Watch these short videos to learn how girls and boys in Pioneer times helped their parents make textiles. Then imagine yourself doing these kinds of chores.

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learn about girls' roles in making textiles on the Kentucky frontier

learn about boys' roles in making textiles on the Kentucky frontier

watch how children "carded" sheep wool on the Kentucky frontier

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ARCHAEOLOGY IN ACTION

Ever wonder what it takes to be an archaeologist? Ever wonder what "archys" do? Wonder no more! Read these stories and watch these video clips.

It's Not What You Find - Hardin Barbed Point

It's Not What You Find

In archaeology, it's not what you find, it's what you find out.

Hair-raising stories of real archaeologists

Archy Close Calls

Enjoy hair-raising adventures of two real archaeologists.

Layers of muck in Cliff Palace Pond

Pond Muck? Yuck!

Learn how archys use pond muck to study ancient environments.

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learn about the evidence archys use to study ancient textiles

watch experimental archaeology in action:  weaving a slipper

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READINGS FOR STUDENTS

This library of readings, selected just for you, explores the rich lives of people who lived in Kentucky in the past and suggests ways you can help protect our heritage.

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Can You Hear the Past?

Flutes and rattles, panpipes and rasps. Can you hear the past?

Man and dog

Man's Best Friend

The bond between people and dogs goes back thousands of years.

Bone hairpin

A Hairpin's Tale

The fascinating life story of a 6,000-year-old bone hair pin.

Why Deer Has Short Tail

A Tale About a Deer Tail

The Shawnee story about why deer has a short tail.

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Stories from Dry Places

The Red River Gorge's rockshelters help to tell the stories of past lives.

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Past Defender

Past Defenders

Archaeological sites need Past Defenders like me. And you!

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read on!
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WATCH OUR VIDEOS

These two videos and associated resources feature ancient and historic textiles important to the people who have lived in Kentucky’s Appalachian region.

watch our cool new video about American Indian textiles

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About Native Textiles

Background essay about American Indian textiles just for students.

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Let's Chat About It

Discussion Qs for students about the American Indian Textiles video.

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Meet Christina Pappas

Learn how archaeologist Christina Pappas got interested in textiles.

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watch our cool new video about Pioneer textiles

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About Pioneer Textiles

Background essay about Pioneer textiles just for students.

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Let's Chat About It

Discussion questions for students about the Pioneer Textiles video.

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Meet JoAnn Oborski

Learn how demonstrator JoAnn Oborski got interested in textiles.

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