During the 2016-17 academic year, the Kentucky Society is very pleased to present a five-part "Lectures in Archaeology" series. Further information on the series and the individual speakers can be found on our events page. We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the University of Louisville Department of History for these events.

Archaeological Institute of America • Kentucky Society

Welcome to the Kentucky Society


Since 1953, the Kentucky Society of the Archaeological Institute of America has been an active force in the Commonwealth of Kentucky for the identification, excavation, and preservation of archaeological sites. Its primary mission has been the education of professionals, students, and members of the general public about archaeological history, methodology, discoveries, and current issues within the field. 


As part of the AIA's outreach mission, the Kentucky Society offers a series of lectures each academic year, some held at the University of Louisville and some at the University of Kentucky. Speakers include experts in the archaeology and history of many areas, ranging from ​the ancient Near East to the Ohio River Valley and all points in between. All lectures are free and open to the public.