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Archaeologists dig up history at Goose Island campground

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Could Goose Island Campground hold hidden secrets to our past? High school students and adults who wanted to do some digging into the area's history got their chance to find out with the help of some archeologists in La Crosse.  

It's called the UW La Crosse Public Archaeology Field School. Students spent several days in the field at Goose Island alongside professional archeologists on an actual excavation to find out if any old artifacts were there.

"This was found kind of at the bottom of where we're digging. Above that we found other kinds of pottery that would suggest we go from about 100 B.C. to 600 A.D.," said Connie Arzigian Ph.D. of the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center. 

They excavated, screened soil, processed artifacts, as well as learning how to map where they found items. Students will wrap up their work Friday.


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