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Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center

Coon Valley – 1985 T-shirt

August 31, 2017

1985 Coon Valley Survey t-shirtThis vintage MVAC t-shirt from 1985 highlights a systematic archaeological survey conducted in the Coon Creek drainage in Vernon, La Crosse, and Monroe Counties. Headed by Robert Sasso, the project surveyed almost 2,400 acres and documented 41 private artifact collections. Before the survey, only 28 sites were recorded in the drainage; this ambitious survey added 328 more. Archaeological surveys in MVAC’s early years contributed greatly to our knowledge of the region’s past. Bob Sasso completed his doctoral dissertation based on this research at Northwestern University in 1989, and is now an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.