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Elk Mound

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Elk Mound.

What steps should you take to research burial sites prior to conducting a field project? Read more to find out.

Date: 1963 

Description: The marker notes Man Mound Park by the Wisconsin Archeological Society, Sauk County Historical Society and the Landmark Committee, W.F.W.C.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Map of prehistoric mounds near the Big Kanawha River.

Date: 1933 

Description: Blue print and blue line print maps that show local streets, Nakoma Country Club, part of Lake Forest, and part of Lake Wingra. A legend is included that s...

Learn about current Wisconsin Historical Society guidelines for the documentation of human burial sites.

Want to know if there might be cemetery or Native American mound group on your property? The Society may have the answer

Read about the Woodland and Middle Mississippean Indian cultures that flourished at Trempealeau and Aztalan 1000 years ago.

Date: 1916 

Description: In 1916, it was estimated that 15,000 Indian mounds had formerly existed in Wisconsin. In the early 20th century, the Wisconsin Archaeological Society surv...

Photograph

Aztalan State Park

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: View of the site when it was known as Aztalan Mound Park or Aztalan Mounds, near Lake Mills. There is a pavilion in the right background.

Photograph

Platform Mounds

Date:  date unknown

Description: View looking uphill towards three platform mounds. The numbers 1, 2, and 3 are written on the photograph in ink. Part way up the hill are a small shed-like...

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Description: Drawing of Trempealeau Mounds.

Date: 1970 ca.

Description: This pictorial map of Dunn County, Wisconsin, from the 1970s depicts historical events that occurred in the county. It shows cemeteries, churches, schools,...

A Guide for Archaeologists

Ensure you are complying with Wisconsin's burial sites laws.

Want to protect a burial site and lower your property taxes at the same time? Find out how.

Map or Atlas

Frost's Woods

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: Blueprint-style map of Frost Woods on the shore of Lake Monona. The map indicates the locations of Indian mounds, an Indian camp, and various plants. There...

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Description: An unusual burial mound in the Willow Drive mound group on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, prior to its excavation by Charles E. Brown.

Date: 1909 

Description: A horse grazes near Native American burial mounds on the Dividing Ridge between Lakes Monona and Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin. The mounds, and the ridge th...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group of men pose atop a conical burial mound on the south shore of Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin. (also known as Merrill's Spring)

Photograph

Mound Marker

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of the panther itaglio effigy mound marker, located on Highway 106 West. The text on the marker reads, "Panther Intaglio Effigy; Panther Type, Length...

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