ANT 585: Archaeology Field School Summer 2022

Behind the older but spiffed-up University of Kentucky buildings along East Maxwell Street, beneath a canopy, UK students methodically dug two orderly, rectangular and deep holes. In said holes, they find what seems to be the foundation of a former outbuilding, some 1960s pull-tabs from old soda cans, pieces of ceramics and shards of china and glass — treasures from a recent past. 

Anthropology 585, this summer involved digging behind buildings which have had multiple purposes over the years — homes, sororities, boarding houses and finally UK offices. UK has a great deal of documentary history about the area.