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MVAC e-News for
May 2016
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Archaeology Event Next Week
Tuesday, May 3
Black River Falls Public Library
2:30-5:30 pm, 6:00 pm presentation by Arzigian and Steele

Gary Steele’s artifact collection will be on display at the Black River Falls Public Library during the event.  Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center’s Dr. Connie Arzigian will be available to identify artifacts brought in by the public.  Susan Steele will be selling and signing copies of her new book about her father, Gary Steele entitled Alzheimer’s, Archaeology, and the Armed Forces.  Connie Arzigian and Susan Steele will be giving a presentation at 6 pm.
 
MVAC Summer Activities for All Ages

-Public/High School Field School (3 or 5 days) - July 18- 20 or 22

-Field School Open House – July 21

-Experimental Archaeology (grades 4-6) – July 18

-Introduction to Archaeology (grades 5-9) – July 19

-Middle School Field Experience (grades 5-9) – July 20-21
Bill Gresens’ Archaeology Book Review for May 2016
Catacomb by Sarah Wisseman (three trowels)

Art conservator Flora Garibaldi's adventures continue as she and her detective/boyfriend search for stolen Nazi art in the tunnels and catacombs beneath Rome.
MVAC News
Mary Anna Evans Lecture Well Received

Mary Anna Evans, author of the Faye Longchamp archaeology mystery series, spoke to an interested audience of students and community members.
Gallagher's Ireland Lecture Now Available Online
 
If you missed Jim Gallagher's Favorite Archaeological Places in Ireland lecture last November - you can now see it online at WPT University Place.
MVAC Adds Two New Informational Pieces to Its Website

New - Artifacts – images and information about some of MVAC’s artifacts - http://mvac.uwlax.edu/artifacts/ 
 
New - Site Snippets – images and brief information about some area sites - http://mvac.uwlax.edu/past-cultures/specific-sites/site-snippets/
 
Updated - Archaeological Terms – recently expanded - http://mvac.uwlax.edu/archaeology-terms/
 
We’ll continue to add information to all three pieces, so check them out from time to time.
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