Nebraska Authors

Douglas D. Scott

Born 1948 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Scott, a National Park Service Archaeologist who has also taught at Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln, has been widely recognized for pioneering work in the methodology of battlefield archaeology, and for his many seasons of work at the Custer Battlefield. He has received numerous awards. Recipient of the 2015 Society for Historical Archaeology "J. C. Harrington Medal in Historical Archaeology", and the citation of that award offers an excellent biography.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE (1983- )
Boulder, CO

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Archaeology--Great Plains; Archaeology--Rocky Mountains; Archaeology--Indian Wars


Ph.D. in Anthropology, 1977, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO


Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Geography, UNL

Places Worked

National Parks Midwest Archaeology Center, Lincoln, NE
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Department of Interior Meritorious Service Award, 1992
Literary Award form the Orders and Medals Society of America, 1997


Society for Historical Archaeology, President, 2006-2007


Archeological Perspectives on the Battle of the Little Bighorn. 1989. (Co-author).
A Good Walk Around the Boundary. 1997.
They Died With Custer: The Soldier's Skeletons From the Battle of the Little Bighorn. 1998.
Custer, Cody, and Grand Duke Alexis: Historical Archaeology of the Royal Buffalo Hunt. with Peter Bleed, 2013.

Numerous other book chapters and professional articles.

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