What Participants Said About Workshops

Wickliffe Mounds, Ballard County, 2000

“I was not aware of the ‘laws’ regarding ‘collecting.’ Actually, I found the entire workshop exciting because my prior knowledge was extremely limited. This was one of the Best most informative and most needed workshops I have attended.”

“This is a great approach to teach archaeology in any part of the state (or country).”

“I was surprised how much of what we studied and read correlated with our Kentucky curriculum. I also enjoyed learning about all the laws that protect ‘burial sites or grounds.’”

Russell-McDowell Intermediate School, Greenup County, 2000

“Realized how important it is not to disturb the artifacts. These are so important to us in order to learn more about our past.”

North Central 4-H Camp, Nicholas County, 2000

“Excellent presentation and information. I plan to incorporate into my established lesson plans.”

Kentucky History Center, Franklin County, 2000

“Good mix of practical classroom application, and ‘hands-on’ experience.”

Kentucky History Center and Salato Wildlife Center, Franklin County, 2001

“The conservation issues were very interesting along with the laws and the regulations. I have been collecting artifacts from the tobacco field for a while and I never realized the importance of documentation of the artifact. I will highly recommend the program to others.”

Teachers excavate during 2009 workshop at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing. Photo Credit:

McConnell Springs, Fayette County, 2002

“This was a very organized, interesting in-service. I like the way it was presented. I feel that I benefited a great deal. This was one of the best workshops I have attended. I like the way I can incorporate many of the activities in the classroom. What an innovative way for the children to learn about themselves!”

“The whole workshop was really interesting. I was very skeptical about how archaeology can be taught to young children. I have realized it is not impossible and will be a lot of fun!!”

Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, Jessamine County, 2003

“Solid science and math concepts connected to archaeology. My awareness of issues surrounding archaeological conservation has increased greatly.”

“I appreciated the discussions on ethics and context. Things that I knew in theory were explained through the eyes of those in the field with a passion for their jobs – very informative. I am gaining a better understanding and a better idea of the importance of impressing issues of archaeological conservation on my students.”