Historic Archaeology: Beneath Kentucky’s Fields and Streets
Produced by the Kentucky Heritage Council and the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, the Historic Archaeology resource explores new scientific discoveries being made at dozens of historic sites across Kentucky. Interviews with archaeologists are combined with archival images, artifacts, and 3-D animation for a look into the lives of farmers, slaves, soldiers, immigrants, and laborers during the 1800s.
Video produced by the Kentucky Heritage Council and the Kentucky Archaeological Survey and funded by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Federal Highway Administration.
Teacher resources developed by the Kentucky Archaeological Survey.
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During an archaeological survey at Ashland, the estate of politician, farmer, and horse breeder Henry Clay in Lexington, Kentucky, historic archaeologists discovered an old privy used from 1860 to the 1920s. Filled with thousands of artifacts, it was remarkable for the number and variety of ceramic vessels it produced: more than 900 in all.