The Other Side of Archaeology

February 4, 2016 - 4:49pm

Thomas McAdam

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Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing will offer the opportunity to learn about the archaeology projects that have taken place at the historic property in southwest Louisville through a free new program that began in January.

While visitors have long been able to join in archaeology digs at the site, “The Other Side of Archaeology” offers the chance to get an up-close look at the artifacts that have been found at Riverside, participate in the process of how archaeologists learn about the past from them, and see what has been learned.

Participants will be able to wash, identify, and study artifacts, and take a behind-the-scenes tour. Led by a Kentucky Archaeological Survey archaeologist, the tours will take visitors to the locations of past and active archeological sites at Riverside, providing a perspective of life at the Farnsley-Moremen House and how archaeology has contributed to the identification and reconstruction of outbuildings on the property, like the detached kitchen, slave (later tenant) houses, smoke house, wash house, ice house and barn.

The Other Side of Archaeology will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates, with archaeology tours taking place at 11:30 a.m. on each day (weather permitting). For more information, call 502/935-6809 or email

February 6, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

February 11, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

February 13, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

February 18, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Additional dates:  March 3, 5, 10, 17, 24, 31


Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing

7410 Moorman Rd.

Louisville, KY 40272



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