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Michael A. Bednarchuk

Mike Bednarchuk

E-Mail: Michael
Phone: 608-785-8463

MVAC Laboratory Manager

M.A. (2012) Museum Studies, University of Leicester

Collections management, Midwestern archaeology, historical archaeology, artifact and cartographic illustration

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Jean M. Dowiasch

Jean Dowiasch

E-Mail: Jean
Phone:  608-785-8454

MVAC Research Archaeologist, Educational Coordinator, Graphics and GIS Specialist

B.S. (1991) Education, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Cultural Resource Management, public and precollegiate education, graphics, GIS and spatial analysis

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Wendy K. Holtz-Leith  

Wendy Holtz-Leith

 

E-Mail:  Wendy
Phone:  608-785-8455

MVAC Research Archaeologist

B.S. (1993) Archaeological Studies and History, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Cultural Resource Management, Midwestern archaeology, Oneota archaeology

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Bonnie L. Jancik

Bonnie Jancik

E-Mail:  Bonnie
Phone:  608-785-6473

MVAC Director of Public Outreach

M.E.P.D. (1991) Education, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Public, teacher and precollegiate education, webmaster, and display design and creation

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Timothy L. McAndrews

E-Mail: Tim
Phone: 608-785-6774

MVAC Director; Professor, Dept. of Sociology/Archaeology

Ph.D. (1998) Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh

Rise of complex societies, Latin American archaeology, historical archaeology, archaeological theory

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Marcee H. Peplinski

Marcee Peplinski

E-Mail: Marcee
Phone:  608-785-8463

MVAC Business Manager, Development Director

B.A. (1975) Public Relations, College of Saint Teresa

Financial preparation and reporting, monitor grant and contract accounts, coordinate development activities

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Katherine P. Stevenson

Kathy Stevenson

E-Mail: Kathy
Phone: 608-785-8451

MVAC Operations Manager

Ph.D. (1985) Anthropology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Cultural Resource Management, Midwestern archaeology, subsistence/settlement systems, mortuary information, archival research

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Vicki L. Twinde-Javner

Vicki Twinde-Javner

E-Mail: Vicki
Phone:  608-785-6475

MVAC Senior Research Archaeologist

M.S. (1997) Anthropology, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Cultural Resource Management, Midwestern archaeology, historic archaeology

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Research Associates

David Anderson

E-Mail: David
Phone: 608-785-6778 

MVAC Research Associate; Associate Professor, Dept, of Sociology/Archaeology 

Ph.D. (2006) University of Pittsburgh 

Cultural Resource Management, North American archaeology, rise of cultural complexity, Egyptology, computer applications in archaeology

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Constance M. Arzigian

Constance Arzigian

E-Mail: Connie
Phone: 
608-785-8452

MVAC Senior Research Associate; Associate Lecturer, Dept. of Sociology/Archaeology

Ph.D. (1993) Anthropology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Prehistoric economic systems and human ecology, Midwestern archaeology, prehistoric agriculture, settlement systems, paleoethnobotany

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Kate Grillo

E-Mail: Kate
Phone: 608-785-6871

MVAC Research Associate; Assistant Professor, Dept, of Sociology/Archaeology

Ph.D. (2012) Washington University, St. Louis

Ethnoarchaeology, ceramic analysis, African archaeology

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Jessi J. Halligan

E-Mail: Jessi
Phone: 608-785-6773

MVAC Research Associate; Assistant Professor, Dept, of Sociology/Archaeology 

Ph.D. (2012) Texas A&M University 

North American archaeology, geoarchaeology, underwater archaeology, Paleoindian studies, lithic analysis

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Suzanne M. Harris

E-Mail: Suzanne
Phone: 608-785-8463

MVAC Research Associate

M.S. (1991) Biological Anthropology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Human osteology, skeletal analysis, Midwestern archaeology

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James L. Theler  

E-Mail: Jim
Phone:  608-785-8463

MVAC Senior Research Associate; Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Sociology/Archaeology

Ph.D. (1983) Anthropology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Zooarchaeology, environmental archaeology, North American archaeology, Midwestern archaeology

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Heather Walder

E-Mail: Heather
Phone: 608-785-8666 

MVAC Research Associate; Associate Lecturer, Dept. of Sociology/Archaeology

M.A. (2009) Anthropology, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Ph.D. Candidate, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Archaeometry, experimental archaeology, interaction and social change, protohistory

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