MVAC e-News for
June 2016
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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
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 add to the scholarship fund, please click on the link below. Please enter “STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS” in the Comment section. Thanks for your support!
Bill Gresens’ Archaeology Book Review for June 2016
Mountain Rampage by Scott Graham (two trowels)

An abandoned mine provides the site for an historical field school led by archaeologist Chuck Bender in Rocky Mountain State Park, but a brutal murder carried out near the student dormitory puts Chuck and his crew in the cross-hairs of the Estes Park Police Department.
Archaeologists dig for artifacts at Great River Landing site
MVAC’s Kathy Stevenson and Wendy Holtz-Leith can be seen working at the Great River Landing site in this News 8 WKBT-TV video.
Volunteer Field Survey a Success
Against the beautiful backdrop of the hills surrounding Coon Creek, 12 volunteers on the 2016 MVAC Public Field Survey examined 8 fields just west of Coon Valley, WI.
Jim Theler – Still Digging the Community
Dr. James Theler, MVAC Senior Research Associate and Professor Emeritus, UWL Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, continues to educate well into retirement.
Regional Exhibits
Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs
Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul
Through Labor Day, September 5, 2016
Echoes of Stone Age Greece
The Field Museum in Chicago
Through December 4, 2016.

China’s First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors
The Field Museum in Chicago
Through January 8, 2017
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