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Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center

2016 Midwest Archaeological Conference

October 10, 2016
Dr. Theler receiving award

Jim Theler, Emeritus professor UW-La Crosse and MVAC, received the Distinguished Career Award from the Midwest Archaeological Conference.

Group photo

Pictured (L to R) are Jim Theler, Matt G. Hill and Terry Martin. Matt was one of Jim’s students at UWL, even before there was an Archaeology major; Matt nominated Jim for the MAC award. Terry Martin was one of the many faunal analysts that have collaborated with Jim over the decades.


The 2016 Midwest Archaeological Conference (MAC) was held in Iowa City, IA, this October 6-8.  Archaeologists from throughout the Midwest gathered to discuss current research, and share some good stories.  UWL had three students presenting papers at the conference, Zachary Allain, Andrew Anklam, and Jaelyn Roland.  Jim Theler, emeritus professor at UWL, received a Distinguished Career Award from MAC.  Jim has retired from teaching, but continues active research with MVAC.



Zachary Allain presented a poster on some projectile points from Cahokia.


Andrew Anklam, presented a paper on LiDAR in northern forests.


Jaelyn Roland presented a paper on ceramics from La Crosse and southeastern Minnesota.