City in the Wilderness: Mounds, Middens, and Ritual at a Late Woodland/Mississippian Community in Southern Wisconsin
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 3:00pm
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sabin Hall
3413 North Downer Avenue (Corner of Downer and Newport Aves)
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Event Type (you may select more than one):
Description: The Aztalan site in Jefferson County, Wisconsin is a mound and village complex that was occupied by a mixed population of Late Woodland and Mississippian Indians from about A.D. 900 to 1300. The site first captured the public imagination in 1837 when it was described as a mysterious “city in the wilderness”. Although certainly not a “city” as currently defined, one hundred and seventy-six years of archaeological investigations at the site have yet to fully dispel many of the mysteries surrounding Aztalan’ s presence in southern Wisconsin.