MVAC e-News for May 2015
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Donations Needed for Summer Youth Scholarships 
Every year we receive numerous requests for financial support from youth interested in participating in MVAC’s summer archaeology programs.  This year we have limited funds available for scholarships.  If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, please click on the link below and enter “STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS” in the Comment section. Thanks for your support!
Volunteer Field Survey for MVAC Members
Saturday, May 2, 2015 (rain day – Saturday, May 9)
8:30 am to 4 pm
UW-L, Archaeology Center and Laboratories

MVAC will celebrate Wisconsin Archaeology Month by involving volunteers in surveys of local fields to find unreported archaeological sites.  The number of participants is limited, so register early. Children may participate if accompanied by an adult.
Prehistoric Wisconsin: Living with the Seasons
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
7:00 pm
Vernon County Historical Society, Viroqua, WI
Constance Arzigian, Senior Research Associate at the Mississippi Valley Archeology Center, UW-La Crosse, will describe how archeologists determine during what seasons a site was occupied, what people were hunting and gathering, and how these things changed in southwestern Wisconsin over the last 10,000 years.
Bill Gresens’ Archaeology Book Review for May 2015
The Orpheus Descent by Tom Harper (four trowels)
Parallel journeys of discovery lead both the Greek philosopher Plato, who seeks an ancient book of wisdom and modern day Jonah Barnes, who seeks his missing archaeologist wife, to the very gates of Hades in this imaginative and intelligent tale of high adventure.
“Senior makes monumental achievement in archaeology”
UW-L Campus News article about UW-L archaeology major, Thatcher Rogers’s Undergraduate Student Paper Award from the Society for American Archaeology.
“UW-L senior honored for Native American research”
La Crosse Tribune article about UW-L archaeology major, Thatcher Rogers’s Undergraduate Student Paper Award from the Society for American Archaeology.
Dr. Fagan’s lecture was well attended!
Over 225 people came to hear Dr. Fagan talk about rising global sea levels and how societies of the past adapted. Many in the audience also attended the reception and book signing at the UW-L Archaeology Lab after the lecture.
UW-L Archaeology Students Present Their Research
Approximately 20 Archaeological Studies Program students at UWL presented posters or gave oral presentations at the 2015 Celebration of Student Research and Creativity.
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