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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

La Crosse students take part in archaeological dig

September 15, 2017

WKBT piece on State Road Elementary School students working with MVAC’s Jean Dowiasch and crew to shovel test the location of a new trail connecting the school to a park.  See the video at:  http://www.news8000.com/news/education/la-crosse-students-take-part-in-archaeological-dig/621539564

Fall 2017 Archaeology Alumni Updates

September 13, 2017

Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse What’s been happening – Department of Archaeology & Anthropology (Dr. Tim McAndrews, Chair) has an updated department website: http://www.uwlax.edu/Archaeology/ Cultural Anthropology Major established in 2017, largely due to…