Falls of the Ohio Archaeological Society

August Bits and Pieces

Our next newsletter is out! If you are not currently on the mailing list, then it’s available for download here: Bits and Pieces August 2016.

Also our next meeting is this Saturday the 13th, at Clark County Museum. Hope to see you there!


Volunteers: Clark Days

The Falls of the Ohio State Park is in need of some extra hands to help with it’s upcoming event, Clark Days at Falls of the Ohio SP. “Celebrate the life and times of George Rogers Clark with Falls of the Ohio State Park on June 27 and 28. George Rogers Clark Days will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the George Rogers Clark Home Site, 1102 W. Harrison Ave., Clarksville.”

Additional Information:

We are in Need of some volunteers to help support the George Rogers Clark Days:
Sunday, both shifts are our greatest need, but we could also use some help on both shifts Saturday.
If you are able and willing, we would love to see you at this worthwhile event, even if you can only spare a few hours, you would be of great help.
There will be a 100 gallon cooler with ice for volunteers to put their lunch or drinks in. Be sure to check in with me when you arrive. I will be located under the kids activity tent. The volunteer log in book will be there as well. If you like, you can park your car at the Interpretive Center, and Alan will shuttle volunteers back and forth.

Please contact Dale Brown if you are interested.


Volunteers needed!

We were recently contacted about a volunteer opportunity, surveying 5 acres of land near Sherperdsville, KY. If any FOAS members are able to help, please contact Eric Schlarb if you are interested in joining the survey. Read the full details as sent to us via email down below.

Volunteers needed to conduct an archaeological survey of a ca. 5 acre area that will be impacted by the construction of a visitors parking lot at the Active Heroes Retreat near Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The survey will take place Saturday June 25 from 10 AM to 3 PM.

Volunteers from the Lexington area are welcome to meet at the archaeology lab at 1020A Export Street at 8:15 am. Volunteers coming from the Louisville area should meet at the Kroger Parking Lot in Mt Washington at 10:00 AM. Those living in the Frankfort area can meet at the Walmart parking lot 301 Leonardwood Dr, Frankfort, KY 40601 near US 127 in Frankfort at 9:00 am, where transportation will be provided by the National Guard.

The Active Heroes mission is to support U.S. military service members, veterans and their families through physical, educational, and emotional programs providing coping skills in an effort to eliminate suicide. Active Heroes’ vision is to eliminate military/veteran suicide.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Eric Schlarb at ejschl1@uky.edu If you have shovels and shovel probe screens please bring them.

Please bring your own water and lunch.


Next Meeting: July 9th

Saturday, July 9, we will have our second annual picnic in Ashland Park on the Clarksville riverfront. We will meet at the shelter house around 2pm, this event will replace our regular meeting. We are asking members to provide either a side or desert, Bob will grill brats and hotdogs.

This is a great opportunity to share items with other members and Anne will have artifacts from a local dig. Last year we had many members of the public stop by to see what we had and to learn about the organization.

We will also be conducting a silent auction as a fundraiser. Fell free to bring something interesting you might have lying around. We are asking that no genuine artifacts be included in the auction. As an organization, we are not permitted to participate in the buying or selling of artifacts.

Please email Christina Pfau if you plan to attend.


Clark County Dig

FOAS will be conducting a public archaeology weekend on the 18 and 19 of June at the Clark County Museum. The museum property is located at 721 Michigan Ave in downtown Jeffersonville. We will get started around 10 both days and dig until 2 or 4 depending on the weather. Our supplies are limited, if you are able to bring your own that would be great so we will have more for the public. We hope to see you there!


Next Meeting

Justin Carlson, a graduate student at the University of Kentucky, will speak at our FOAS meeting this Saturday, June 11, at 2:00. Justin will speak about his exciting research outside of Crump’s Cave in Warren County, KY where he has documented 4 meters of early Native American occupation of the area. Looking forward to hearing more about this!!! Come join us. Public welcome!

We will also be adding quite a few upcoming events in the area to our calendar soon.


Falls Point Project Site

We’ve got a new site up! We’ve created a new website exclusively for sharing our progress for our Projectile Point work. Click on it below and check back later for further updates. We’ll be adding more photos and information as we continue to gather data.

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River Park Place Archaeological Project

Our last meeting we had Duane Simpson of Amec tell us about the huge River Park Place archaeological project that occurred along the Ohio River east of downtown Louisville. Duane will spoke on 4000 years of prehistory. A terrific presentation and very informative! Thank you for coming out!


Saturday’s Meeting

February 13, 2-4 offers a variety. Anne Bader will be presenting. She will share the latest in Dr. Chris Hays’s ongoing research into the clay cooking balls found at the Clarksville Site and possible connections with the Poverty Point Site in Louisiana. Fascinating! Anne will also share the presentation she gave in November at a conference in Indianapolis celebrating 20 years of archaeology in Indiana. We also get to view the original Roman coins found years ago at the Falls! If any time remains, we will work on the projectile point guide.


FOAS Journals Available

We’ve added a new Publications section to the website. Now you will be able to download copies of our journals in .PDF form. We’ll be adding more soon. Please note, the most recent issues will not be added to the site just yet, but we do have them and all previous issues available for purchase. We will be adding an online store in the future as well, so stay tuned!