September 1, 2014

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Another aspect of the famous Hatfield - McCoy feud to be shown nationally

A notorious feud between the Hatfields of West Virginia and the McCoys of Kentucky is once again making national news, but this time it is for a discovery of artifacts associated with patriarch Randall McCoy’s home and site of an infamous 1888 attack. The findings were confirmed by Dr. Kim McBride, a historic archaeologist with the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, a joint partnership with the University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology and the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office.

McBride’s work is central to the story of the site, and what the artifacts and their context of recovery can contribute to our understanding of the events that happened there. Her work will be featured in an upcoming episode of the National Geographic television series “Diggers,” airing at 10 p.m. EST Tuesday.