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1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601


The Archaeology Center and Laboratories is located on East Ave. across from the Municipal Swimming Pool and behind UW-L Cartwright Center. Campus maps can be found at:


The building may be closed on some days when all staff members are in the field. If open, usual building hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Please check in advance to ensure that the building will be open by calling 608‑785‑8463.

Artifact Identification
If you would like help identifying an artifact found in the Upper Mississippi River Valley or the Upper Midwest please e-mail Dr. Katherine Stevenson at  Include in your e-mail a description of the item, where it was found, and attach a picture of the artifact with a scale. Responses will be sent as soon as possible.  For help identifying artifacts found outside the Upper Midwest contact that state’s archaeologist.  A list of state archaeologists can be found on-line at:

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1725 State Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 U.S.A.
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*MVAC Educational Programs are supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
*This project was supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation.  Opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Foundation.