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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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  • Lecture - Mississippi Pearls

    Tuesday, September 09, 2014
    7:00 pm at Vernon County Museum

    Dr. James Theler will talk about the pre-historic uses of Upper Mississippi River mussels by American Indians, and the historic uses of these mussels by the shell button industry and the cultured pearl industry. Read more:

    Speaker: Dr. James Theler, MVAC Senior Research Associate; Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Sociology/Archaeology