The University of Nebraska State Museum's September Sunday with a Scientist program for children and families will explore Nebraska archaeology with the National Park Service's Midwest Archeological Center and the Nebraska State Historical Society as part of 'Nebraska Archaeology Month'. The event will take place on September 20 from 1:30-4:30pm at Morrill Hall.
National Park Service Midwest Archeological Center's archaeologist Erin Dempsey; archeological technicians Erin Carr and Morgan Beyer with Nebraska State Historical Society's highway archeologist Nolan Johnson and preservation archaeologist Phil Geib will help visitors 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. 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 in addition to a flintknapping demonstration.