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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 - Middle School Field Experience – grades 5-9

    Wednesday, July 15, 2020
    Thursday, July 16, 2020
    9 am–3 pm at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Wimberly Hall, room 312

    ExcavationDue to the rapidly developing Coronavirus situation, we have cancelled our July 15-16, Middle School Field Experience.

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

    Take your excitement for archaeology into the field! Students who have taken MVAC’s Introduction to Archaeology class in the past can join a La Crosse area project. Participants will work alongside professional archaeologists in the field. Activities may include shovel testing or small-scale excavations. Weather may require alternate activities. Cancellations prior to June 29 will receive a full refund minus an $80 cancellation fee. No refunds for cancellations after June 29.

    Age: Students entering grades 5-9
    $200 (includes travel fee)
    Note: Bring a lunch, drink, snacks, water bottle, insect repellent, sun screen. Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes that can get dirty.
    Prerequisite: MVAC's Introduction to Archaeology class

    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)