Archeology

The Nebraska State Archeology Office preserves, explores, and interprets Nebraska's archeological sites and other historic resources for the benefit of the public and the advancement of Archeological understanding. It acts as the clearinghouse for all archeological activity within Nebraska.

We maintain a master file of all archeological projects conducted and sites discovered in the state. We also curate primary records from History Nebraska research, as well as those of various other individuals, agencies, and institutions. Our staff manages and analyzes archeological collections recovered primarily through History Nebraska fieldwork.

Our team consists of archeologists, collections managers, and architectural historians, all of whom are dedicated professionals with academic and practical experience in various aspects of Plains archeology and history. We are actively involved in field and laboratory research. We encourage you to learn more about who we are and what we do!

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Featured Archeological Site

Fort Atkinson

Fort Atkinson is a National Historic Landmark and one of Nebraska’s premier archeological treasures. The site retains national historical and archeological significance related to the expansion of the American West. History Nebraska has conducted archeological investigations at the site of Fort Atkinson intermittently since 1956. The findings from those investigations have allowed for the accurate reconstruction of major portions of the fort, which is now a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Historical Park.

Read more about Fort Atkinson's archeological history here.

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