MVAC e-News for
April 2016
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Lecture - Geology of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
7:30 pm
UWL, Centennial Hall, 1309 Affeldt Auditorium

In this lecture Dr. David Mickelson will explain the formation of moraines, kettles, outwash plains, lake plains, drumlins, eskers and tunnel channels using images of modern glaciers as well as many photos and maps from Wisconsin.
Lecture - Digging Up the Facts:
Archaeology, Crime Fiction, and Science

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
7 pm
UWL, Graff Main Hall, Auditorium

Join crime novelist Mary Anna Evans as she discusses her award-winning Faye Longchamp archaeological mystery series.  If you would like to read some of her books before her lecture, visit her website for a complete list of her books at:
Volunteer Field Survey
Saturday, April 30, 2016 (rain date - Saturday, May 7, 2016)
8:30 am to 4 pm
UWL, 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.  Advanced registration required.
Bill Gresens’ Archaeology Book Review for April 2016
Sunken Dreams by Steven Kuehn (four trowels)

Academic politics can be murder, as Wisconsin State University archaeologist Jake Caine leads a student field school to an Oneota site in east central Wisconsin.
Archaeology News, February 2016
The latest issue of Archaeology News has a story on the Archaeological Conservancy’s preservation of an additional 40 acres of Silver Mound.
Artifact Show a Success
Thanks to all the collectors, volunteers and MVAC staff who helped to make this year’s Artifact Show a success! We estimate that over 3,000 people stopped by to look at artifacts displayed by MVAC and nineteen area collectors.
New MVAC T-Shirts
The new short-sleeve shirts are brown with MVAC’s logo in cream.
New MVAC Web Page about the Valley View Site
Check out MVAC’s new web page about excavations at the Valley View site, UWL’s first local archaeology project.
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