MVAC plans lithic materials workshop; contact MVAC by Feb. 14 to participate

The UW-La Crosse Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center will hold a two-day Lithic Materials Workshop.

The event runs from 1-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in 337 and 339 Cartwright Center.

The event is an informal workshop featuring posters, papers, displays and a lithic material exchange, with plenty of time to talk. It’s geared toward anyone interested in regional lithics and lithic raw materials­, archaeologists, collectors, flintknappers, students, or others who like to discuss rocks and how they were used.

Presentations, posters and displays are scheduled throughout both days. Participants should bring materials to show and discuss. Saturday afternoon will include a lithic material exchange so people can view and trade samples of raw materials.

Those presenting papers, displaying posters or planning to participate in the lithic exchange must contact MVAC by Friday, Feb. 14.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit: