Established in 2009, the Lawrence Archaeological Survey provides students opportunities to gain field experience in archaeology by helping local landowners and non-profit organizations identify and preserve archaeological sites. 

In recent years the Lawrence Archaeological Survey has focused on locating unmarked pioneer and institutional cemeteries using non-invasive geophysical techniques. 

The Grignon Study

Kaukauna’s Grignon Mansion is a site of archaeological investigation by Lawrence Anthropology Professor Peter Peregrine and students.


The Survey owns a Geoscan FM-256 differential gradiometer, a Geoscan RM-36 soil resistivity array, and a Geomatrix GV3 ground penetrating radar system, providing a full suite of geophysical instruments for archaeological survey.  The Survey also owns a full array of mapping instruments, including a sub-meter resolution Eos Arrow GPS unit.


The Lawrence Archaeological Survey conducts limited excavations, which have included large-scale testing at Bjorklunden and numerous small excavations around the Grignon Mansion in Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Lawrence University Archaeological Reports

Access archaeological reports from Lawrence University's Archaeological Survey.