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Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center


November 10, 2020

As part of the effort to slow the coronavirus spread, MVAC is doing the following until further notice: MVAC staff are telecommuting, and the building is closed to visitors. We will still be working on contract archaeology projects and will…

Ancient Egypt – 3D Scans

August 24, 2020

David Anderson, UWL associate professor of archaeology & anthropology, has created 3D scans that allow people to tour and interact with ancient ruins and artifacts. Link to UWL Campus Connection piece. Link to WKBT piece.

Passing of Dean Emeritus Ruthann Benson

July 22, 2020

MVAC staff and friends are mourning the loss of Dean Emeritus Ruthann Benson, who served the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in many capacities until her retirement in 2015. Among her many interests and contributions, Ruthann was a strong supporter of…

Volunteer Field Survey Cancelled!

March 17, 2020

Due to the rapidly developing Coronavirus situation, we have cancelled our May 2 (and rain date on May 9th) Volunteer Field Survey. Please check this web page and MVAC’s Facebook page for updates on upcoming MVAC events.

Jamison Lecture Cancelled!

March 12, 2020

Due to the rapidly developing Coronavirus situation, we will be cancelling our March 26, 2020 lecture with Gregg Jamison.  We will be rescheduling for a date to be determined in the future. Please check our website and Facebook page for…