Aztalan in Jefferson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Occupation and Abandonment
Aztalan National Historic Landmark
Evidence indicates that the Late Woodland people continued to reside at the site, interacting and perhaps living with the Mississippian newcomers. Sometime after A.D. 1250, the people of Aztalan appear to have abruptly left, but the reasons they did so are unclear. There is no evidence that the people of Aztalan simply moved to other locations in the region.
Cahokia itself seems to have been declining about this time, and the people of Aztalan may have moved back to Cahokia or other Mississippian villages, either of their own accord or after being pushed out by others,. The reasons for abandoning Aztalan remain one of the site's enduring mysteries.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans.
Location. 43° 3.838′ N, 88° 51.729′ W. Marker is in Aztalan, Wisconsin Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: N6200 County Road Q, Jefferson WI 53549, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Platform Mounds (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Social Organization (about 500 feet away); Appearance and Manner of Dress (about 600 feet away); Conical Mounds (about 700 feet away); Leisure Activities (about 800 feet away); House Structures (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prehistoric Pottery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Other Artifacts (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aztalan.
More about this marker. The marker is along the trail that runs throughout Aztalan State Park. The marker is just south of the Southwest Mound.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2021, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2021, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.