Kentucky Archeological Survey


“Based on two external reviews—including one that made recommendations to keep us in compliance with Federal law, the College of Arts and Sciences has undertaken a number of reforms to better align the archaeology collections work with our educational, research, and outreach missions. These reforms include hiring an education director to focus on community education and outreach efforts, as well as two new faculty positions, all of which will enable the department to provide a more robust educational experience for our students, both in the classroom and in high-impact experiences such as internships and field work. The department remains committed to the land grant mission of UK and in that vein, the organizational changes facilitate development of more faculty-driven public engagement.  The reorganization also strengthens our ability to conduct world-class research focused on the Commonwealth through deeper involvement of our Anthropology graduate students.  The realignment also puts us in a better position to perform the core work of the museum in maintaining its invaluable collection of historic artifacts.”