FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new website highlights how archaeological sites in Kentucky have contributed to knowledge about the state’s history, officials said.
Discover Kentucky Archeology was launched by the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Office of Historic Preservation in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet of Transportation, according to a release from the Cabinet of Tourism, Arts and Heritage. Includes information on more than 100 prehistoric and historic archaeological sites in 64 counties.
The site opened in September, which is celebrated as Kentucky Archeology Month.
Prehistoric sites include a Native American rock shelter in the Daniel Boone National Forest, and historic sites include Saltpeter Cave, a frontier-era saltpeter mine in Carter County, according to the release.
Each archeological site includes a summary, findings, a focus on “what’s hot,” and links to related materials.
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