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Archeology

Want to know more about Kansas Archeology? Here you will find a list of programs and resources offered through the Kansas Historical Society.

Programs

Classroom materials

Project Archaeology - our curriculum pieces designed for fourth through seventh grade students relating to Kansas archeology and Kansas curricular standards.

Puzzles from the Past: Solving Problems Through Archeology - our traveling resources trunk for middle and high school.

Events

Kansas Archeology Training Program - this annual field school, held around the state in partnership with the Kansas Anthropological Association, offers experiences for professionals, avocational archeologist, students, and families.

Artifact identification - join us for our artifact ID information sharing events.

Site protection

Antiquities Act - to conserve significant archeological remains on state, county, and municipal lands.

Contract archeology - review process to evaluate the potential impact of highway projects on cultural resources.

Section 106 consultation - review process to protect cultural resources related to federally funded or permitted projects.

Unmarked Burial Sites - protecting unmarked burials in Kansas and the human remains and associated objects that come from them.

Record an Archeological Site - help preserve archeological sites by recording their locations.

Access Site Recordsencompassing location and contents of more than 14,000 archeological sites in the state for professional researchers.

Resources

Timeline - find a basic description of the scientific study of cultures and people of the past in Kansas along with an archeology timeline.

Collections - our archeology collections encompass prehistoric and historic specimens,  among the largest and most comprehensive from the Kansas region, documenting more than 10,000 years of human occupation in the central plains.

State Archeologist - learn about the role of the State Archeologist in Kansas.

Archeological Opportunities - learn about how to get involved in archeology in Kansas.