A team of archaeologists carefully searches a dig site near La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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Historical Essay

Lighthouses and Lifesaving

Underwater Archaeology

Learn about the importance of lighthouses on the shores of the Great Lakes.

Underwater Archaeology

Learn about why there were so many shipwrecks in the 1800s off Wisconsin's shores.

Learn how artifacts are conserved after they have been excavated from their underwater resting places

A Middle Mississippian Settlement

Learn the history of Aztalan.

Learn about how archaeologist explore underwater shipwrecks
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