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Maney Ridge Prehistoric Effigy Mounds

 
 
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By Paul F, November 9, 2010
1. Maney Ridge Prehistoric Effigy Mounds Marker
Inscription. On the ridge above this road and the Fox River lies a series of prehistoric earthworks. They represent visible remnants of both social and ritual behavior of one of Wisconsinís unique prehistoric cultures, the Effigy Mound Indians.

The conical mounds are from the Middle Woodlands time, circa 200 BC-700 AD. The effigy and linear mounds are representative of Late Woodlands time, circa 7900 AD – 1400 AD.

Archaeological excavations reveal the use of some as burial and religious sites. Others have yielded no artifacts. What was their use? Clan symbols? Astronomical devices?
 
Erected 1977 by Waukesha County Historical Society. (Marker Number 31-02.)
 
Location. 42° 52.205′ N, 88° 11.872′ W. Marker is in Big Bend, Wisconsin, in Waukesha County. Marker is on Big Bend Drive (State Highway 164) half a mile north of Kelsey Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Bend WI 53103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Village of Big Bend (approx. 0.8 miles away); Haseltine Cobblestone House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Dodges Corners Cemetery
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By Paul F, November 9, 2010
2. Maney Ridge Prehistoric Effigy Mounds Marker
(approx. 2.5 miles away); Town of Vernon (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Reformed Presbyterian Church of Vernon (approx. 3.3 miles away); Old Muskego Town Hall (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Devil's Teapot (approx. 3.3 miles away); Muskego (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Bend.
 
Categories. AnthropologyNative Americans
 
Maney Ridge Prehistoric Effigy Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, November 9, 2010
3. Maney Ridge Prehistoric Effigy Mounds Marker
Ridge is to the right and behind marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,418 times since then and 95 times this year. Last updated on June 20, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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