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Fall Field Update from Kathy Stevenson

Fall Field Update from Kathy Stevenson

November 7, 2017

Fall fieldwork can be chilly, but fun! This central Wisconsin beach had been crossed before we got there by many creatures great and small: big deer, little deer, coyotes, otters, beaver, raccoons, little bitsy things–and three little bears with their…

Great Turnout at Thomsen’s Shipwreck Lecture

Great Turnout at Thomsen’s Shipwreck Lecture

November 3, 2017

Over 130 people attended last night’s lecture by Tamara Thomsen, Wisconsin Historical Society’s maritime archaeologist.  Thomsen shared how shipwrecks are researched and documented along with interesting stories about Wisconsin’s Great Lakes shipwrecks and La Crosse’s War Eagle. Learn more about…

MVAC at Local History Conference

MVAC at Local History Conference

October 30, 2017

MVAC staff presented at the 11th annual “Local History & Historic Preservation Conference”  (Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Council for Local History) held in La Crosse, WI on October 20-21, 2017. Vicki Twinde-Javner presented “Historic Archaeology and Historic Artifact Identification”…

MVAC at Midwest Archaeological Conference

MVAC at Midwest Archaeological Conference

October 30, 2017

Connie Arzigian and Jean Dowiasch presented “Avocational Archaeology:  Expanding the Archaeological Record beyond CRM” in the Midwest Archaeological Conference sponsored symposium Collaborative Engagement: Working with Responsible Private Collectors and Collections on October 19, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN. The two UWL…

Archaeology Field Day

October 17, 2017

La Crosse School District, Classroom Minute:  Archaeology Field Day MVAC’s Jean Dowiasch and crew shovel tested with students from State Road Elementary School prior to the construction of a trail connecting the school and a park.  See the video at:…

Fort McCoy archaeology aids understanding of Wisconsin’s distant past

September 26, 2017

The Ft. McCoy public affairs division’s article (DVIDS, Defense Video Imagery Distribution System) on the Phase III project that was conducted this past summer.  MVAC gets a mention as the curation facility for the artifacts.  Read the article at: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/248405/fort-mccoy-archaeology-aids-understanding-wisconsins-distant-past