JUST FOR EDUCATORS
Living Archaeology Weekend offers educators a wide range of resources about American Indians and Pioneer people who lived in and around the Red River Gorge of eastern Kentucky. Use these materials to prepare your students to attend the event or to extend their learning after the event. Incorporate the materials in other ways into your curricula.
ACTIVITIES FOR EDUCATORS
Hey educators! Here are LAW-related activities you can use with your students in the classroom, before or after the in-person event.
Twist cordage or yarn using this experimental archaeology lesson.
Weave It To Me
Learn the finger-weaving method for making textiles in this activity.
Make a coiled clay pot using this experimental archaeology lesson.
BACKGROUND FOR EDUCATORS
This collection of content essays, selected just for educators, explores the rich lives of people who lived in Kentucky in the past.
Pump Drill Technology
Native peoples have used pump drills to drill holes for millennia.
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. Resources for educators are aligned to current Kentucky state standards.
watch American Indian Textiles then explore specially prepared educational resources
Resources for Educators
watch Pioneer Textiles then engage with specially prepared educational resources
ENGAGE WITH TECH TALKS
Tech Talks is a series of themed virtual classroom visits delivered remotely using video chat platforms. The goal is to bring LAW demonstrations to our audience.
Clay Artistry & Utility
Tammy Beane demonstrates the manufacture of pottery vessels.
Weaving with River Cane
Robin McBride Scott weaves mats and baskets with river cane.
Preserve Our Heritage
Why are archaeological sites and other cultural resources important?
ARCHAEOLOGY IN ACTION
These video clips show archaeology in action, from evidence that informs the study of textile technologies to using experimental archaeology to weave a textile slipper.
learn about the evidence archys use to study ancient textiles
watch experimental archaeology in action: weaving a slipper