Archaeology in Nebraska’s State Parks

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Publication: Nebraska History

Author: John R. Bozell

Date of Publication: Fall 2021

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The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is celebrating its centennial in 2021.1 Over the century, Game and Parks has built a marvelous
assortment of state parks, recreation areas, and wildlife management tracts. While the focus is outdoor recreation, many of these contain important
archeological sites. Some have even been specifically developed as state historical parks due their wellpreserved
and significant archeological resources. Having these irreplaceable archeological sites in public
ownership ensures their long-term preservation for both public enjoyment and ongoing archeological research. History Nebraska and the Game and Parks Commission have enjoyed an extensive collaborative history in the interpretation and preservation of these sites.