Living Archaeology Weekend
Living Archaeology Weekend is an award-winning, immersive experience in Kentucky's famous Red River Gorge. 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 event challenges stereotypes about American Indians and Pioneer people by using archaeological evidence to inform diverse demonstrations of the region's Native and Pioneer technologies and lifeways. Visitors learn about the area's rich cultural traditions and gain insights into past people's lives and experiences. Living Archaeology Weekend explores the contributions our ancestors made to our lives today -- and honors their legacy by preserving their stories and technologies for future generations.
The free in-person event is held every year on the third weekend in September at the Gladie Visitor Center in the beautiful Red River Gorge of eastern Kentucky. A wide range of educational materials, including a new video series, supports educators and students year-round.