Volunteer field survey

Image of a group of people surveying a field from afar.

Public welcome to help uncover artifacts during field survey May 5

UW-La Crosse’s Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center will celebrate Wisconsin Archaeology Month by involving volunteers in surveys of local fields to find unreported archaeological sites.

The survey will be from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 5. The rain date is Saturday, May 12. The event is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required.

The day will begin with an introduction at the archaeology laboratory, followed by helping with an actual field survey.

Participants will end the day back at the lab to wash the artifacts recovered and learn more about their history. The number of participants is limited, so register early. Children may participate if accompanied by an adult. Call MVAC at 608.785.8454 or email jdowiasch@uwlax.edu to register.

If you go —

What: Volunteer field survey
When: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5 (Rain date – Saturday, May 12)
Where: Meet at UWL Archaeology Center and Laboratories.
Admission: Free and open to the public. Call MVAC at 608.785.8454 or email jdowiasch@uwlax.edu to register.