Spotlight: David Schatz

Meet David Schatz. Dave heads up our urban archaeology program and gets excited about digging around old neighborhoods in Louisville. Dave holds an MA from the University of Louisville and has years of practical experience that allows him to devise effective and scientifically defendable ways of investigating deeply buried urban features.

Hotel Nulu

Last year, Corn Island excavated the site of Marriott AC Hotel Downtown. The hotel had its grand opening just before Derby, and has placed some of the artifacts uncovered on display in their lobby. The 1.07 acre lot excavation revealed 13 features including a basement, three cistern, and nine privies. Five of those privies were […]

Beecher Terrace

Corn Island conducted excavations of the historic neighborhood that lies below Beecher Terrance earlier this year. This week we presented some of our findings to with Gray & Pape and SHPO.

Happy Holidays!

We at Corn Island would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holidays this winter. This year, we designed our cards pulling inspiration from decorated redware pottery found at the Conrad-Seaton house. Here’s to another great year!

Spot Light: Kathy McGrath

Kathy McGrath is key to the success at Corn Island. She received her Master’s degree in Anthropology from Ohio State University in 1993. Kathy, with 20 years of experience, celebrates her 10-year anniversary with Corn Island this summer. As Operations Manager, she wears a lot of hats. Among her important duties is the management of […]

1700’s Coin

Now you just don’t find a late 1700’s coin while doing archaeology in the Louisville area just any day! Minted in Mexico, this was found on one of our current dig sites.

10 Year Anniversary

The end of 2016 brings Corn Island Archaeology LLC to the successful completion of ten years as a local provider of cultural resources services! A huge and heartfelt “thank you” to all our clients, teaming partners, and associates as we celebrate our ten-year anniversary as a company. You have entrusted us with your interesting and […]

Clover Hill

NRHP-listed Clover Hill (JF30) is one of the earliest resources along the Dixie Highway corridor. The period of significance ranges from 1800 to 1899 with dates of significance including 1826, 1857, 1859, and 1863. AThe area of significance consists of Exploration/Settlement. Diaries kept by one owner provided abundant information, including the construction periods of the […]

Barnwood Builders

This Sunday, November 6, the show Barnwood Builders will feature the deconstruction of a double pen log cabin known as the Devine House, located in western Kentucky at Grand Rivers. Five years ago, Corn Island Archaeology architectural historian Anna Maas and historic architect Christopher Quirk performed detailed documentation of this historic building. Jim Pritchard, then […]

34th KHC Archaeology Conference

The 34rd Annual Kentucky Heritage Council Archaeology Conference will be hosted in partnership with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Kentucky Archaeological Survey, Corn Island Archaeology, and the Kentucky Organization of Professional Archaeologists. The conference will take place at the Ramada Downtown North in Louisville, Kentucky. In conjunction with this year’s conference, the Kentucky Archaeological Survey and […]