Word from the Manager
Welcome to the web site of the
Midwest Archeological Center, National Park Service. The Midwest
Archeological Center was established in Lincoln, Nebraska
in 1969 as an office of the National Park Service after twenty-three
years of service as the Missouri Basin Project, River Basin
Surveys, Smithsonian Institution. Although the origins of
the Center clearly lie in the study of Great Plains archeology,
we now regularly conduct archeological investigations from
the Rocky Mountains to the Ohio River valley, and from Arkansas
to Canada. Throughout its history, the Center has always maintained
a highly professional staff that can provide innovative and
effective research and resource management services to parks
and other partners.
The Center is dedicated to the
study, interpretation and preservation of archeological resources
within the National Park System. The Center is also dedicated
to providing professional support and consultation to other
federal, state and local government agencies. In recent years
we have conducted research on sites ranging from 10,000 year
old American Indian campsites to the garbage in Abraham Lincoln's
backyard. Center staff provide nationally recognized expertise
in battlefield studies, forensic archeology, geophysical surveys,
fur trade studies, rock art and a wide range of other research
specializations. The Midwest Archeological Center is organized
to provide the highest quality archeological services in an
effective, productive and timely manner.
As you explore our web site,
we hope you will share our appreciation for the archeological
record and the role of the National Park Service in preserving,
protecting, and interpreting the record of humanity's past.
We are proud of what we do; please take
some time to explore this site and find out more about it.