Kentucky Archaeology Month

September is Kentucky Archaeology Month! Once again, we were chosen for this year’s poster, celebrating 50 years of contributions to the National Historic Preservation Act. It can be viewed below. The Gaslight Festival will be coming up soon as well and we’ll once again have a table set up outside our office an excavating the ground around the Conrad-Seaton house, September 16th-18th. Hope to see you there!

Kentucky Archaeology Month 2016

Jefferson Jacob Schoolhouse

Corn Island’s Kathy McGrath and volunteer extraordinaire Erika Lopp conduct shovel testing at the Jefferson Jacob 1917-1950’s era African American Rosenwald school in northeastern Jefferson County prior to planned removal of a modern addition that will reveal and restore the original entrance to the building. Which has us thinking about archaeological expectations for a school play yard?

Tully Field Trip

Second graders from Tully visited Corn Island today and learned about J-town history. They learned some pottery making techniques, dug up some old artifacts from the property and got to do a bit of lab work. take a look at the gallery below. We love seeing such enthusiasm from our younger generations!

Dr. Chris Hays Visits

Dr. Chris Hays of the University of Wisconsin visits Corn Island to examine baked clay objects from the Janzen collection of the Clarksville Site which bear remarkable similarity to items from the Poverty Point Site of Louisiana. Highly interesting!

Dr. Hays presents his findings

A few Poverty Point objects

Happy Holidays from Corn Island!

Happy Holidays from all of us here at Corn Island Archaeology to all our valued clients and friends! Here’s to another great year for everyone!

Welcome Girl Scouts!

During the Festival of the Arts last week, we were pleased to welcome this Girl Scout troop into our offices to learn about the making of Redware pottery. We had a blast, and hope they did as well!




Falls of the Ohio Point Project

This coming Saturday, November 21rst 2015 we’d love for you to join us at our offices to start our Falls of the Ohio projectile point project. Offices will be open to anyone with collections to share from Noon to 3pm. Pizza will be provided. Hope to see you and your findings there!

New Website Launched!

We’ve changed over to a new look! The website has gotten a complete overhaul. We’re proud to finally release it to the public, now featuring our updated logo. Leigh Stein, our website/graphic designer has joined us full time and will be adding more content soon. We hope you like our new look!

Celebrating Archaeology Month

11987075_884609258300897_3508544025144413600_n Congrats to our Mindi for her winning design of the 2015 Kentucky Archaeology Month poster! Mindi was inspired by a vintage post card of the state, and we’re proud to have her design featured this year!