Department of Parks
More Scientific Exploration at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Press Release Date:  Thursday, May 28, 2015  
Contact Information:  Ossana Wolfe,

Union, Ky. – Scientific research continues at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site with a paleontological and archeological dig and field school for the fifth year in a row in June.


Dr. Ken Tankersley from the University of Cincinnati and his students will be conducting paleontological fieldwork at Big Bone Lick.  Visitors can join park staff for a visit to the work site and a chance to see paleontology in action.  Work days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday in June from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 


Staff-led hikes to the site will be held at 10 a.m. on work days beginning June 8.  Contact Ossana Wolff for more information at 859-384-3522 or


For information about the park facilities, programs or special events, visit


Big Bone Lick State Historic Site is an Ice Age showcase and the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology. It features a museum and visitor’s center, 62-site campground, hiking trails, special events and seasonal recreational and interpretive programs. The park is located near Union in northern Kentucky.  Take Exit 171 off Interstate 75 and follow signs along Highway 338 approximately 7 miles to the park.




The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at