Oneota Excavation near La Crosse

This summer, the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse excavated an Oneota site in advance of Highway 35 construction in Onalaska. Excavation has yielded potsherds, animal bone fragments, and refuse piles, among other materials and artifacts.

"We went into the project knowing that there was a possibility of finding material there," said Kathy Stevenson, projects director at MVAC. "But we really didn't know for sure whether anything would be intact and we certainly didn't expect there would be as much as there was." Roughly 1500 bags of material were collected. (Madeline Sky, 8/22/12,

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