Webinar: Archaeology in Your Woods

  • 06/04/2013
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tree Farm Webinar

Many landowners might have archaeological sites on their property, either prehistoric or historic, but they might not even know it. This webinar will discuss what sites look like, how you can recognize different kinds of artifacts and sites,  and what to do if you do have a site on your property, including ethical strategies for site discovery and protection.  Some topics will include:

  • Where are sites located?
  • How can I find out if I have a site on my property?
  • Are all the sites on the ground surface or can sites be deeply buried?
  • How can you tell if a rock is just a rock or an ancient tool?
  • What if I find bones on my property?
  • Who do I tell about the site on my property?
  • Are there any tax benefits to having a site?
  • Will a site affect how I can use my property in the future?

Constance Arzigian

Senior Research Associate

Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center

Lecturer, Archaeological Studies Program,

University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. 

Dr. Arzigian has a PhD in Anthropology (Archaeology) from the University of Wisconsin –Madison and over 30 years of experience in the Upper Midwest.  Her research has focused on Midwestern archeology and paleoecology and includes research and publications on mortuary practices and burial mound studies, subsistence and settlement systems, paleoethnobotany, origins of agriculture, and quantitative archeology methods. 

Katherine Stevenson
Projects Director
Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center

Dr. Stevenson has a PhD in Anthropology (Archaeology) from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and over 30 years of experience in the Upper Midwest. In her current position, she oversees MVAC’s extensive contract archaeology program and provides quality control for projects and reports. She is also active in MVAC’s research, education, and public outreach work. Her research interests include regional Woodland and Oneota cultures, subsistence and settlement, analysis of faunal remains, effective presentation of archaeological information, working with archival records, and regional caves and rock art. 

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