Since 1982, the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center (MVAC) at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (UW-L) has been involved in researching, preserving, and teaching about the archaeological resources of the Upper Mississippi River region.
MVAC offers several resources for educators and the general public. The website provides several articles on how archaelogists identify projectile points, some research that has been done to bridge the past and present, sites that MVAC has investigated, and much more. In addition, the website has an activity brochure that lists MVAC's events and displays.
Specific to educators, MVAC provides professional development opportunities and an archive of education newsletters.
MVAC Mission: The mission of the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center is to provide education about the science of archaeology and the ancient cultures of the upper Mississippi River Valley to the general public, teachers, undergraduate students, and precollegiate students; to conduct research and exploration of archaeological sites and artifacts; to preserve archaeological artifacts of ancient cultures which flourished within the upper Mississippi Valley; and to provide a regional center to promote an understanding of the prior inhabitants of this region.
MVAC at UW-L
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601