Nebraska State Historical Society's Nolan Johnson, highway archeologist, and Kelli Bacon, preservation archivist, with National Park Service Midwest Archeological Center's Cynthia Wiley, archaeologist and museum registrar, and Erin Dempsey, archaeologist, will explore Nebraska archeology. Visitors will learn how archaeologists use technology to study the human past.
Hands-on activities will include working with GPS (global positioning system) to document archaeological finds. Using GPR (ground penetrating radar) to understand how archaeologists know where and how to dig to find artifacts in the ground (weather permitting). Other activities will include making a hearth (fire pit) profile, dig boxes and an activity to learn how archaeologists use seriation (relative dating techniques) to determine the age of artifacts.