We are excited to host “Dig It: Kansas Archaeology,” a presentation and discussion by Destry Jackson on Friday, June 24 at 7:00 PM at the Library! Everyone is welcome to attend this free program made possible by Humanities Kansas.
“Dig It: Kansas Archaeology” is part of our continuing schedule of evening programs available for Adults and Families held throughout June and July as part of the “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Library Program. In addition to Humanities Kansas, “Dig It: Kansas Archaeology” is also sponsored by grant support from the McPherson County Community Foundation: David Nutt Fund and co-operation with the Friends of the Lindsborg Library.
The 2018 discovery of the “Lost City” of Etzanoa near Arkansas City sparked renewed interest in the Indigenous peoples who thrived in these lands. How are these early sites, like Etzanoa that flourished between 1450-1700, located? And how do archaeologists develop a plan of action, engage with Indigenous tribes with connections to the area, and process a dig site? This talk will uncover the early history of Kansas archaeology and how more recent findings are reshaping our understanding of Native peoples who inhabited this land now known as Kansas.
Destry Jackson is an archaeologist who has worked on digs in Kansas and Israel. She holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from Lindsborg’s Bethany College as well as a Master’s degree in Biblical History and Archaeology from The Bible Seminary in Katy, Texas.
“Dig It: Kansas Archaeology” is part of Humanities Kansas’s Speakers Bureau, featuring humanities-based presentations designed to share stories that inspire, spark conversations that inform, and generate insights that strengthen civic engagement.