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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.
  • Information about regional archaeology events sponsored by other organizations can be found by visiting MVAC’s Facebook page.

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  • Silver Mound - Fall 2019 WAS Meeting - Open to Public

    Saturday, October 19, 2019
    10 am - 4 pm at Alma Center KOA, N9657 WI-95, Alma Center, WI 54611
    Adult/Family, Teachers

    Event PosterThis year’s Wisconsin Archeological Society Fall Field Assembly is co-sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Archaeological Center and will be held at Silver Mound, one of the largest, oldest, and most important archaeological sites in the Midwest. Silver Mound was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006. “Hixton Silicified Sandstone,” the stone found at Silver Mound, was used by Native Peoples for nearly 12,000 years.  Activities/displays include: flintknapping artifact identification, atlatl throwing, Native American games, and local artifact collections.  Guided tours of prehistoric rock shelters, rock art locations, and quarry pits.  Link to more information.