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Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center


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Updated July 16, 2020

  • Schedule of Events will be updated throughout the year.
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  • Lecture - Freshwater Mussels of the Upper Mississippi River

    Thursday, September 11, 2014
    6:30 pm at St. Mary's University, Winona, MN

    Historic uses of freshwater mussels of the Upper Mississippi – Archaeological recovery of mussels, biogeographic implications, historic pearl rushes, the shell button industry, and cultured pearls will be discussed.

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