Flint Hills Archeology Conference attendees at the Fort Atkinson Powder Magazine. From left, Bob Blasing, Diane Laffin, Rob Bozell, Laurie Schwab, Chris Hord, Nolan Johnson, and Jim Feagins.
The NSHS Archeology Division co-hosted the 38th Flint Hills Archeology Conference along with the US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District. The meeting was held March 25 and 26 at the Natural Resources District Office at Wehrspan Lake in southwest Omaha but also featured a tour of Fort Atkinson State Historical Park. NSHS staff in attendance included: Nolan Johnson, Karen Steinauer, Diane Laffin, Cassie Clark, and Rob Bozell. Johnson and Bozell presented papers. The Flint Hills Conference is named after the Flint Hills Region of Kansas and Oklahoma and is typically a small affair with papers and discussions about research and issues relating to the archeology of the Central and Southern Plains. It is regularly attended by archeologists and enthusiasts from Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska. This is only the second time it has been held in Nebraska. — Rob Bozell, Associate Director, NSHS Archeology Division