Nebraska Archaeology: 10,000 B.C.E. to Circa 1800 C.E. - This program discusses the lengthy human occupation prior to the arrival of Euro-Americans in Nebraska. The human timeline is divided into Paleo-Indian hunters, Archaic hunter-gatherers, Woodland horticulturalists, Plains Villagers, Horse Nomads, Coalescent, and post contact. Archeological evidence, including stone and bone tools, architecture, floral and faunal remains, and settlement patterns, are used to illustrate prehistoric life ways.
Speaker: Nolan Johnson. Nolan Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota and a master’s of professional archaeology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He works at the Nebraska State Historical Society, doing archeological surveying, report writing, mapping and cataloging.
Humanities Nebraska was established as a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1973.