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Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center


In the field.


Updated June 2, 2020

  • Schedule of Events will be updated throughout the year.
  • Information about regional archaeology events sponsored by other organizations can be found by visiting MVAC’s Facebook page.

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  • CANCELLED - Introduction to Archaeology - grades 5-9

    Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    9 am–3 pm at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Wimberly Hall, room 312

    Due to the rapidly developing Coronavirus situation, we have cancelled our July 14, Introduction to Archaeology class.

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

    Explore MVAC’s Archaeology Lab and work with artifacts recovered from area excavations as an introduction to the science of archaeology. Discover how the first Native Americans in Wisconsin survived, using the area’s natural resources. Students must take this class in order to attend the Middle School Field Experience. This program takes place in the classroom.  It does not include excavation activities. Cancellations prior to June 29 will receive a full refund minus a $40 cancellation fee. No refunds for cancellations after June 29.

    Age: Students entering grades 5-9
    Fee: $80
    Note: Bring a lunch, drink, snacks, and a water bottle.

    For registration information please contact the:
    University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
    Office of Continuing Education and Extension
    Online registration at: 

    For information on activity content please contact:
    MVAC's Public Outreach Program at 608-785-8454 or e-mail Jean.

    Link to MVAC youth scholarship information.  (PDF)