LA CROSSE, Wis. - Students at UW-La Crosse are using teamwork to help unlock mysteries about our past.
The archaeology department is studying 700 year old pottery and other artifacts to see how different cultures in different regions shared ideas.
Previously, the students could only study different designs and what regions they came from, but not the origin of the clay. That's why they approached the physics department about using its equipment to break down elements in the clay.
It launched a partnership that is helping both departments better understand our history. "The students that are involved get this idea that the archaeology dept. doesn't just do archaeology, they do collaborate with physicists and chemists and soil scientists because it's all interconnected," said UW-L assistant professor of physics Seth King.19486908
Some designs found in the area are similar to ones found as far away as eastern Wisconsin.
The new research will help determine if the pottery was brought all the way here.
- Historic building project complete; now includes affordable housing
- Onalaska authorities continue to search for man on the run
- 'Candy Man' agrees to surrender medical license
- Wisconsin DPI considers easing license requirements to ease teacher shortage
- Annual Iverson Freking Awards handed out at luncheon
- Assembly speaker says his job is harder than governor's
- Alternative transportation forum looks to the future
- Highway 53 steering committee considering options for corridor development
- Toyota donates nearly $15,000 to La Crosse YWCA
- Buzz's Bikes building still looking for new owners