West Point, WI – The public is invited to a free seminar on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013, hosted by the West Point Area Historical Society. Archaeology and the West Point Area will be presented by Robert “Ernie” Boszhardt of the Center for Wisconsin Archaeology. The program will focus on Wisconsin Archaeology with an emphasis on local sites and artifacts such as the extinct bison skull from the Sauk Dam, and the mounds at Crystal Lake.
Mr. Boszhardt has focused his career on the archaeology of the Midwest including extensive work in the LaCrosse area and the Upper Mississippi river area. He has directed numerous surveys and excavations in the unglaciated Driftless Area of Wisconsin and has authored numerous articles and books as well as having produced documentary-educational videos on archaeology. He is past Chair of the La Crosse County Historic Sites Commission, President of the Wisconsin Archaeological Survey, President of the Wisconsin Archeological Society, Secretary of the Midcontinental Archaeological Conference and a member of the Wisconsin Burial Sites Board. He is currently an independent archaeologist with adjunct professor affiliation at the University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County where he teaches archaeology field schools and is assisting with the Center for Wisconsin Archaeology. Mr. Boszhardt is a resident of Lodi.
The program will be held at 7 PM on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the West Point Town Hall, Highway 188 and Rausch Road, Lodi, WI 53555. Please visit www.townofwestpointareahistoricalsociety.org or call 608-592-7059 for more information. This program is free and open to the public.