Historic Archaeology: Beneath Kentucky's Fields and Streets


 ​The following video segments are part of a documentary completed as alternative mitigation for impacts to an archaeological site in Covington, Kentucky. The documentary highlights a number of historical archaeological sites found across the Commonwealth including Mammoth Cave, Ashland, Shaker Village, Camp Nelson, the Covington Riverfront and several other locations. The video covers the Frontier Period (1770s-1820s), the Antebellum Period (1820s-1860s), the Civil War Period (1861-1865), and the Industrialization Period (1860s-1910), and combines archaeologist interviews with archival images, artifacts, and 3-D animation.

 Opening Sequence



Frontier Period


Antebellum Period


Civil War Period


Industrialization Period


Closing Sequence





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