Welcome to KyOPA

The Kentucky Organization of Professional Archaeologists (KyOPA) is a group of archaeologists with professional training and an interest in historic preservation throughout the state of Kentucky. The organization was formed to foster and promote an understanding of the training and ethics integral to quality archaeological research. Our organization provides small research grants for archaeological research and is active in commenting on proposed state and federal legislation impacting Kentucky's cultural resources. KyOPA is charged with a responsibility to communicate to the public the importance of the preservation of our cultural heritage through the proper practice of archaeology.