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Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center


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Updated June 2, 2020

  • Schedule of Events will be updated throughout the year.
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  • CANCELLED - Lecture - The UW MIA Recovery and Identification Project: Bringing Missing Service Members Home

    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    7:30 pm at UWL Student Union, room 3310

    Gregg JamisonDue to the rapidly developing Coronavirus situation, we have cancelled our March 26, 2020 lecture with Gregg Jamison.  We will be rescheduling for a date to be determined in the future. 

    Please check this web page and MVAC's Facebook page for updates on upcoming MVAC events.

    Since 2016, the UW MIA Recovery and Identification Project has been working in Partnership with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) to identify, recover, and repatriate the remains of service members lost during WWII.  The project combines archaeological, forensic, and historical research methods to conduct recovery missions in western Europe.  This multi-disciplinary approach provides students and volunteers with valuable fieldwork, service, and leadership experiences, and helps fulfill our Nation's promise to bring all of our missing service members home.  In this presentation Dr. Gregg Jamison will discuss his experiences serving as the lead archaeologist on the project, including reflections on methods, challenges, successes, and some of the project's future goals.

    Dr. Gregg Jamison is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Waukesha.  He is the lead archaeologist on the UW MIA Recovery and Identification Project. 

    Link to read more about the project.

    UW MIA Project 2019 Team