Family Dig Day

Join the Fond du Lac County Historical Society and learn about archaeological excavations at the Historic Galloway House and Village. Activities will be provided for visitors of all ages! Volunteer in an archaeological dig, listen to educational programs, watch flint knapping and prehistoric pottery demonstrations, and tour the Galloway House.

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Wine, Cheese & Shipwrecks

In case you’re around the Manitowoc area on July 20th, you might be interested in joining us. WUAA and the State Underwater Archaeologists are training 8 individuals (in two groups of 4) in drawing the wreck of the tug Arctic near Manitowoc.


7:00 PM  Wisconsin Maritime Museum (In Manitowoc) will host a community Meet &Greet, called "Wine, Cheese & Shipwrecks" highlighting the Arctic project, and its results. Meet & Greet programs are public open houses held during a field project allowing the public a chance to speak with archaeologists and volunteers, getting a firsthand look at still and video images, the site plan, and equipment associated with underwater surveys. The event will offer the opportunity for local residents and visitors to ask questions about the project, maritime archaeology, and the importance of the preservation of Wisconsin's important resources. 


There is no cost. The Museum portion of the building is closed by 7:00 PM.

Archaeology Month Event- Man Mound Tour

Presenting a Wisconsin Archaeology Month event opportunity at the Man Mound, near Baraboo, WI:

This event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Archeological Society. The event time is between 10 am to 3 pm at the Man Mound park on Saturday, May 20th.

Along with exhibits, George Christiansen and others will have artifact identification tables. This is the only mound of this type in the world.

Other nearby mound groups may also be available for touring on this date related to the event (TBD).

Culturally Modified Trees—Questions, Data, and Ideas: A Proposal for a Forum

Informal poster-style forum titled "Culturally Modified Trees-Question, Dates, and Ideas" at the Fall 2017 Wisconsin Archeological Society meeting at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin. The Society hopes members and public will bring images of potentially culturally modified trees and information about them to share. We also hope that anyone interested in sharing information on the structure and form of trees, how they grow under variable conditions of physical stress, natural and human sources of modification, and other correlated topics will wish to participate.

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NOAA to Hold Public Meetings for Lake Michigan National Marine Sanctuary

NOAA is holding four public meetings requesting more input from the public on a draft management plan, draft environmental impact statement and proposed rule for a national marine sanctuary off the Wisconsin coast of Lake Michigan.

The proposed 1,075-square mile sanctuary, adjacent to Manitowoc, Sheboygan and Ozaukee counties, would protect historically significant shipwrecks and related maritime heritage resources.

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Update: Study Committee on the Preservation of Burial Sites

We would like to share this brief note regarding Wisconsin’s burial sites preservation law based on our experience participating with the 2016 Legislative Council Study Committee on the Preservation of Burial Sites. The study committee, chaired by Rep. Amy Loudenbeck and co-chaired by Rep. Robert Brooks, held five meetings, each lasting about six hours. Many individuals, including several WASociety and WASurvey members, presented information and answered questions relating to their areas of expertise.

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Man Mound designated as a National Historic Landmark

The Man Mound is the 43rd site to be designated as a National Historic Landmark in Wisconsin.  It joins Aztalan, Copper Culture State Park and Silver Mound as archeological sites with that designation in the state.  The Man Mound is the first effigy mound from the region of the Effigy Mound Culture that flourished in southern Wisconsin and small adjoining portions of Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota from approximately 800 to 1200 C.E. to be designated a National Historic Landmark.

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