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Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center


You can contact MVAC in a variety of ways:

E-Mail:  E-mail contact
Phone:  608-785-8463
Fax:  608-785-6474
Mail:  MVAC at UW-L, 1725 State Street, La Crosse, WI 54601

Artifact Identification

If you would like help identifying an artifact found in the Upper Mississippi River Valley or the Upper Midwest please e-mail Jean Dowiasch at Include in your e-mail a description of the item, where it was found, and attach a picture of the artifact with a scale. Responses will be sent as soon as possible. For help identifying artifacts found outside the Upper Midwest contact that state’s archaeologist. A list of state archaeologists can be found on-line at: