Gwynn Henderson: Kentucky's Indigenous Farmers
St. Michael’s Church, 2025 Bellefonte Dr, Lexington, KY, 40503 Map
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Native peoples living in Kentucky turned to a farming way of life around A.D. 1000. Their ancestors had domesticated several native Kentucky plants long before then, and the farmers emerging 1000 years ago drew on their plant food growing techniques. Gwynn Henderson is an archaeologist and education director with WKU’s Kentucky Archaeological Survey. She will discuss this long tradition of Native farming, drawing on archaeological research conducted in Kentucky.