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Sand Lake Archaeological District - Video

Introduction to excavations at the Sand Lake Archaeological District by Dr. Connie Arzigian, MVAC Senior Research Archaeologist.  During the summer of 2003 the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center’s annual Public Field School had the opportunity to excavate some features within an Oneota house structure at the Meier Farm site (47LC432) in Onalaska, Wisconsin. The Meier Farm site, part of the Sand Lake Archaeological District, represented a village associated with extensive ridged agricultural fields the residents had built nearby. The house uncovered in 2003 was one of few such structures in the La Crosse area that archaeologists have ever had the opportunity to investigate. The area has since been developed.

Link to learn more about the Sand Lake Archaeological District, see a map of the house, and discussion of some of the features.

Link to see some of the artifacts recovered from the Sand Lake Archaeological District (clink on S, then scroll to Sand Lake Archaeological District artifacts).