Geographic Time
1000 to 600 Years Ago: Farm Families SITES: 4 of 4

In east central Nebraska’s Sarpy County, some of Nebraska’s ancient farming families made their home.

Patterson site aerial view
An aerial view of the Patterson site
Courtesy Nebraska State Historical Society

In the Teacher Activities link below, students will study the remains of their houses and the objects they used. They will learn to study these ancient objects to understand the daily lives of ancient families.

pithouse floor
A pithouse floor after excavation
Courtesy Nebraska State Historical Society
pithouse drawing An artist’s drawing of a pithouse
Courtesy Nebraska State Historical Society
Patterson pottery
Assorted pottery unearthed at the Patterson site
Courtesy Nebraska State Historical Society

Patterson site stone tools
Stone tools from the Patterson site
Nebraska State Historical Society

teacher activities button
previous button  
 
print page button