Published: March 4, 2024
Kelsey on a hike

Kelsey Hoppes (Archaeology, PhD Candidate) was awarded the Donna C. Roper Research Fund to support her dissertation research on the coalescing of past diverse groups in northeastern Nebraska at 25BD1. This fund will support her in sending over 350 pottery samples for neutron activation analysis in helping to identify different pottery traditions and networks for her research. This analysis will contribute to her investigation on the different processes of how past various groups of people came together at a single location and created a new social community identity while still retaining their own ancestral identity in relation to tribal nations today.