MVAC e-News for
September 2015
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Archaeology Festival

Saturday, September 12, 2015
10 am - 4 pm
Whitewater State Park

MVAC’s Connie Arzigian will be demonstrating the atlatl at the Whitewater River Valley Archaeology Festival between noon and 2 pm. Come and practice you skills with the atlatl.

Archaeological Tour

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
5 pm
La Crosse, South Side Neighborhood Center

Visit local archaeological sites and see where over 12,000 years of Native American occupation took place.  Tour is led by Wendy Holtz-Leith, Senior Research Archaeologist from MVAC.  Contact City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry for more information. (Registration Deadline: Friday, September 11, 2015) Cost per participant: $4.

Open House at MVAC – Introducing the New Department of Archaeology & Anthropology

Thursday, September 24, 2015
3:50 - 5:30 pm
UWL Archaeology Center and Laboratories Building

The Open House will celebrate the new UWL Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, the only department of its kind anywhere in the United States.  The Open House will include a cash bar and light refreshments.
Bill Gresens’ Archaeology Book Review for September 2015
Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth (four trowels)

British archaeologist John Somerville learns that his passion for digging up history counts for little in 1914 Mesopotamia as the world braces for the global madness that will become known as the Great War, and later World War I. (Image: Bill Gresens setting up a unit during the 2015 MVAC Public Field School.)
MVAC in the News
“Digging with Dad”
UWL Campus News piece about Bill Gresens, his son, and two of his grandsons all participating in the MVAC 2015 Public Field School.
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