May 9, 2013
Wayna Adams, Forest Archaeologist with the Daniel Boone National Forest
Topic: Native American Petroglyphs of Eastern and Central Kentucky
Wayna Adams had the good fortune to be born and raised near Cave Run Lake in Menifee County, Kentucky. Growing up, she picked historic glass and ceramics from the plowed soil of the family tobacco patch and explored the 'rockhouses' in the surrounding cliffs. These experiences sparked a lifelong interest in the history of places and the people who once lived there. Following graduation from Menifee County High School, she got her BA in Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame, and then her MA in Anthropology from the College of William & Mary. She has worked as an archaeologist for the last 19 years all over the US, but much of her work has always focused on the history and prehistory of Kentucky. She is currently the Forest Archaeologist for the Daniel Boone National Forest.