Nolan Johnson sharing information about archeological artifacts on display during an open house.

Phil Geib demonstrating how an atlatl works during a summer archeology class.

Courtney Ziska staffing an archeology table during a Girl Scouts STEAM event.

The State Archeology Office provides programming to educate Nebraskans about our state’s past as it is revealed through archeology. These efforts aim to increase public understanding and appreciation for Nebraska’s 12,000+ years of human occupation, and the importance of preserving our archeological resources for the future.

Staff archeologists regularly provide public presentations, tours, open houses, and artifact identification events around the state. Many of these events are held in conjunction with Nebraska Archaeology Month in September, as coordinated by the Nebraska Association of Professional Archeologists (NAPA). Visit the History Nebraska Events page for information on any upcoming SAO events currently planned.

Schools and other organizations can request an educational presentation by a SAO staff member by contacting the State Archeologist. Availability for these types of programs is dependent on scheduling and support.

Rob Bozell presents on the archeology of Engineer Cantonment during a volunteer dig at the site.

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