Department of Parks
Learn How to Make Rope the Old-Fashioned Way at Big Bone Lick

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, January 08, 2014  
Contact Information:  Todd Young,

UNION, Ky. – Big Bone Lick State Historic Site is offering a class that ties it all together Jan. 25 as part of its series called “Paleo-Tech.”


Cordage has been one of the most useful tools throughout history, yet few people, even though cordage is used all the time, know how to make it. This class will take you step by step through the process of collecting the proper material, how to process it and finally how to actually make it into usable cordage and rope just as Native Americans did hundreds and even thousands of years ago.


The fee is $20 per person, and registration is required. Call 859-384-3522 for information and registration.


The site is recognized as the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology for its significant role in the development of scientific thought regarding extinction and the relationship of geology and paleontology the world over.


The park is located 22 miles southwest of Covington on KY 338, off US 42-127 and Interstate-71 / 75.




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