Nancy O’Malley will be hosting a discussion about her archaeology experience on early settlement and Revolutionary War sites in Kentucky on July 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bluegrass Heritage Museum in Winchester, Kentucky. The focus will be on her new book BOONESBOROUGH UNEARTHED: FRONTIER ARCHAEOLOGY AT A REVOLUTIONARY FORT. Come get a signed copy—the museum will be selling books during the event!
BOONESBOROUGH UNEARTHED is the result of more than thirty years of research by archaeologist Nancy O’Malley. This groundbreaking book presents new information and fresh insights about Fort Boonesborough and life in frontier Kentucky. O’Malley examines the story of this historical landmark from its founding during a time of war into the nineteenth century. O’Malley also delves into the lives of the settlers who lived there, and explores the Transylvania Company’s dashed hopes of forming a fourteenth colony at the fort. This insightful and informative work is a fascinating exploration into Kentucky’s frontier past.
“Boonesborough is a historically significant American site that is part of American frontier mythology. O’Malley has done it justice while unraveling many loose ends found in the received oral history by looking at a wide variety of materials, ranging from geology and botany to the political machinations of land-hungry easterners on the dangerous fringe of the new United States.”—Lawrence E. Babits, author of A Devil of a Whipping: The Battle of Cowpens