A. Gwynn Henderson
Survey Education Director
Gwynn received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Delaware 1975, her M.A. in Anthropology in 1982, and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Kentucky in 1998. Gwynn has carried out field research in Kentucky, the Ohio Valley, Tennessee, and Mexico. She is particularly interested in researching the lifeways of the ancient Native farming cultures of the middle Ohio Valley and the history of mid-18th century indigenous groups in that same region. Gwynn works with archaeologists, teachers, and museum educators to develop content, lessons, booklets, video programs, and workshops that make information about Kentucky’s archaeological heritage accessible to a wide audience. Her book for adult literacy students, Kentuckians Before Boone, is also used in elementary school classrooms. An award-winning freelance writer of children’s nonfiction, her articles have been published in dig Magazine, Dig Into History Magazine, and Cobblestone Magazine.