The Kentucky Archaeological Registry

Author(s): Gwynn Henderson

Year: 1989


Laws directed at protecting archeological sites frequently target those located on State or federally owned property, but

many sites are located on private property. These sites represent a significant portion of the identified sites in many

States, meaning that large numbers of our nation's archeological resources are not protected.

The Kentucky Archaeological Registry was created to address this problem. Modeled on The Nature Conservancy's

nationally successful program for protecting privately owned natural areas, the Registry represents a way to involve

private landowners in the protection of Kentucky's significant archeological sites. Landowners are asked to make a

commitment to preserve and protect their sites and are presented awards in recognition of these commitments. In

addition, they are educated about their sites' significance, provided management assistance, and informed about

stronger preservation options available to them.

Following the introduction, this publication describes the objectives of the Kentucky Archaeological Registry, how a

landowner can participate in the program, and the steps in the landowner contact/site registration process. Next, the

results of the Kentucky Archaeological Registry's first two years of operation are discussed, and the Registry's successes

are evaluated. Finally, the role landowner contact/site registration can play as part of a broader site protection and

preservation program is discussed.

Cite this Record

The Kentucky Archaeological Registry. Gwynn Henderson. 1989 ( tDAR id: 285723) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8T43RGT

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Spatial Coverage

min long: -89.253; min lat: 36.209 ; max long: -81.914; max lat: 39.64 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): National Park Service

Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 1304215

NADB citation id number(s): 000000275371

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