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2000 to 1500 Years Ago: Ancient Pottery SITES: 2 of 4

Ancient pottery intrigues us. The shapes and sizes tell us about the people who formed the pots and about their daily lives: fetching water, cooking dinner, storing food for the long winter.

1939excavations uncovering house floor
Excavators uncovering a house floor in 1939.
Courtesy University of Nebraska State Museum

In this archaeological site, some of the earliest pottery in Nebraska has been found. In the Teacher Activities below, learn how archaeologists used the fragments of these ancient objects to understand the lives of people in central Nebraska’s Valley County some 2000 to 1500 years ago.

schultz site map
Map of features found at the Schultz site.
Courtesy University of Nebraska State Museum

schultz site pots Various pots from the Schultz site.
Courtesy University of Nebraska State Museum
schultz site artifacts
Artifacts from the Schultz site.
Courtesty University of Nebraska State Museum

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