Department News Archive
New Biological Anthropology Lab Space
We are particularly excited about the new lab space (907 Oldfather Hall) as it will allow for more students to enroll in a greater number of courses and more sections of our introductory laboratories in biological anthropology. We will also have the room to allow students to participate in more experiential, active learning and contribute to research programs.
Scarlet News: "Summer Field School Unearths Battle Site"
Peter Bleed, Doug Scott and UNL students are helping bring an 1865 Indian war battle site in western Nebraska into focus.
During the final three weeks of UNL's Summer Field School in Archaeology - an annual summer course that immerses students in the study of historic sites - the researchers led 10 students in an exploration of what is believed to be the Rush Creek battle site near Broadwater, Neb.
Bleed, a professor in archaeology and geography, Scott, an adjunct professor in archaeology and geography, and another group of students discovered the site at the end of the 2008 Summer Field School.
Rush Creek was a battle that helped ignite the Indian Wars of 1865. Rush Creek was a follow-up to battles pitting a combined group of Native American tribes against settlers and U.S. Army troops at Julesburg, Colo., and Mud Springs. A portion of the 2008 Summer Field School focused on the Mud Springs site, which is also in western Nebraska...