Archeology

Who We Are

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.

Contact the State Archeology Office by email or call 402-471-3352

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Archeology Services

Current Projects

Current Projects

Education

Education

Featured Site

Featured Site

Lithic Comparative Collection

Lithic Comparative Collection

Publications

Publications

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About History Nebraska
History Nebraska was founded in 1878 as the Nebraska State Historical Society by citizens who recognized Nebraska was going through great changes and they sought to record the stories of both indigenous and immigrant peoples. It was designated a state institution and began receiving funds from the legislature in 1883. Legislation in 1994 changed History Nebraska from a state institution to a state agency. The division is headed by Interim Director and CEO Jill Dolberg. They are assisted by an administrative staff responsible for financial and personnel functions, museum store services, security, and facilities maintenance for History Nebraska.
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Make a cash donation to help us acquire, preserve, and interpret Nebraska’s history. Gifts to History Nebraska help leave a legacy and may help your taxes, too! Support the work of History Nebraska by donating to the History Nebraska Foundation today.

Volunteers are the heroes of History Nebraska. So much history, so little time! Your work helps us share access to Nebraska’s stories at our museums and sites, the reference room, and online.