Event to highlight archaeological history at Red River Gorge
WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — The Red River Gorge in eastern Kentucky is hosting a 30th annual Living Archaeology Weekend in September.
A release from the Daniel Boone National Forest says the event brings artisans to the location where ancient Native Americans and early settlers once lived.
For more than 50 years, archaeological studies have been conducted in the gorge area. The event’s exhibits and materials are based on research and archaeological discoveries found there.
Visitors will see flint knapping, hide tanning and spear throwing with tools modeled after those found by archaeologists. Other activities include turning wool into string with spinning wheels and drop spindles, pioneer cooking, grinding and shelling corn using antique machines.
The public is welcome beginning Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.