Who are the people who lived in Nebraska from 10,000 B.C. to the 1800s? Nolan Johnson, Nebraska State Historical SocietyArcheologist, will answer that question at Homestead National Monument of America's Education Center on November 9, at 2 p.m. in honor of Native American Heritage Month.
Mr. 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 archaeological surveying, report writing, mapping and cataloging.
The 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 lifestyles.
Humanities Nebraska (HN) provides major funding for this program. HN receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nebraska State Legislature, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and private donations.