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Pre-European People
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Experimental Archaeology

This portion of the web site provides information on current research designed to explore, understand and bridge the past and the present.     

Bean The Native American gardens and plant processing section shows the experimental garden  planted at the UW-L Archaeology Center and Laboratories and the processing of the plants and produce harvested from the garden.
Making an arrowhead The Technologies section explores how the area's first inhabitants created stone tools, ceramics and artifacts from copper and catlinite.

The finished product

The Replicas section shows the process of making resin replicas from actual artifacts.  

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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.