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MVAC e-News for April 2015
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Lecture This Thursday – Dr. Brian Fagan
Thursday, April 2, 2015
7 pm
UW-L, Graff Main Hall, Auditorium

The Attacking Ocean
Dr. Fagan will be talking about his latest book, The Attacking Ocean: The Past, Present and Future of Rising Sea Levels, which focuses on rising global sea levels, showing how societies of the past adapted to rising waters and how the rising sea levels of today impact the lives of millions of city dwellers and farmers around the world.
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.
Bill Gresens’ Archaeology Book Review for April 2015
Author Sarah Wisseman begins a new mystery series featuring art historian Flora Garibaldi as she matches wits with antiquities smugglers and art frauds in Burnt Siena. (three trowels)
MVAC News
MVAC’s Educational Endowment Receives Donation from Antioch Foundation
Great news for MVAC’s Education Endowment – we just received a $2,500 donation from the Antioch Foundation for our Education Endowment!  Thanks so much to the Antioch Foundation for their support of MVAC’s public outreach efforts.
 
In challenging economic times such as these, contributions to our Educational Endowment are particularly important and are especially appreciated.  Contributions such as this allows us to continue to bring fascinating information about the area’s pre-European inhabitants and the process of archaeology to adults, teachers, and students through a variety of opportunities such as classroom presentations, fieldwork opportunities, and lectures.  Click on the link below if you would like to make an on-line donation to MVAC.
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 5,000 people stopped by to look at artifacts displayed by MVAC and area collectors.
Comparing History to Our Modern Age
MVAC's Connie Arzigian presented at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge earlier this month.
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