Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Village site was in the park below.
Marked for the Wisconsin Archaeological Society by W.W. Warner, 1914.
Erected 1914 by Wisconsin Archaeological Society.
Location. 43° 3.582′ N, 89° 24.51′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Erin Street and Wingra Street, on the left when traveling west on Erin Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53715, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vilas (approx. ¼ mile away); Bear (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bowen House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Larson House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Edward Klief Park (approx. half a mile away); Longfellow School (approx. half a mile away); Greenbush (approx. half a mile away); Panther Mound (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Indian Mounds. According to a 1996 survey by Robert A. Birmingham and Katherine H. Rankin entitled Native American
According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, which designated the mounds, dating from 700-1200 A.D., as a landmark (no. 95) in 1990, "Wisconsin has the highest concentration of effigy mounds in the United States and the Madison area has one of the highest concentration of effigy mounds remaining. Most mounds were lost to 19th century agricultural practices and city development. The mound builders were farmers who also engaged in hunting and gathering. They lived in small villages and migrated from one to another based on the seasonal availability of natural resources. The mounds often, but not always, have burials associated with them, but their exact purpose is not entirely understood. Mounds tend to have been built in places with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The mounds are
Also see . . . Madison is an Indian mound capital. (related marker with links to other mound markers) (Submitted on July 24, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans •
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