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.
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!
Make a Corn Husk Doll
Follow these 12 easy steps to make your own corn husk doll.
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.
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
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.
learn about the evidence archys use to study ancient textiles
watch experimental archaeology in action: weaving a slipper
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.
Stories from Dry Places
The Red River Gorge's rockshelters help to tell the stories of past lives.
Archaeological sites need Past Defenders like me. And you!
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
Meet Christina Pappas
Learn how archaeologist Christina Pappas got interested in textiles.
watch our cool new video about Pioneer textiles
About Pioneer Textiles
Background essay about Pioneer textiles just for students.
Let's Chat About It
Discussion questions for students about the Pioneer Textiles video.
Meet JoAnn Oborski
Learn how demonstrator JoAnn Oborski got interested in textiles.