Comparing history to our modern age

Brice Prairie history presentation at Wildlife and Fish Refuge

You don’t have to go very far to experience a place with some ancient history.

More than 13,000 years of Brice Prairie history was presented on Saturday by a UW-L archeologist. They even showcased various archeological finds such as mastodon bones and stone tools and related them to our lives today.

The presentation at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge looked at our area all the way back to the ice age.

“The very first places that the first farmers in this region settled, they came to Brice Prairie, and we have some of the pottery from there that was found just a little bit down the road from here,” said UW-La Crosse Archaeologist Connie Arzigian.

Archeologists say that there are even potential sites in La Crosse right under our feet.

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