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Date: 1973-06 

Description: Fifth-graders from Mayville Public School celebrate the end of the school year by running down the earthen mounds at Aztalan State Park. Teachers on the tr...

Date: 1923 

Description: A man in the distance stands on a mound, which is part of a group of mounds near the Fox River. Many artifacts including arrowheads and human bones have be...

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

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Turtle Effigy Mound

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Description: A turtle effigy mound on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, outlined by melting snow.

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

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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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Indian Mound

Date: 1894-05-11 

Description: South side view of an Indian Mound with a fence in front of it.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Ink and watercolor of prehistoric mounds near the mouth of Haigs Creek and the Scioto River.

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Description: Drawing of Trempealeau Mounds.

Date: 1948-08-10 

Description: Bonnie Butler, 4525 Winnequah Road, is looking at old Indian bones uncovered by road digging machinery that cut into the edge of a mound in Frost Woods whe...

Map or Atlas

Map of Aztalan

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: Map of Aztalan drawn by Increase Lapham.

Learn how this landowner turned burial sites on his land into an asset.

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Indian Mound Marker

Date: 1924 ca.

Description: A marker showing an Indian Mound in La Crosse.

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)

A Guide for Archaeologists

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

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Aztalan State Park

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the southwest pyramidal mound in Aztalan State Park as it appeared after restoration. A figure stands on top of the mound.

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Indian Mound

Date: 1894-05-11 

Description: East side view of an Indian Mound (Big Grave).

Date: 1913 

Description: Ink and watercolor on tracing cloth. Shows parts of Green Lake, Princeton, and Brooklyn townships, Indian mound groups, Green Lake, and other significant...

Date: 1850 

Description: Map showing Indian mounds and graves as well as ground cover types at Township 8, Range 22. There is an inset diagram of an effigy mound labeled "The Cross...

Date: 1851 

Description: Diagram of an effigy mound in the shape of a cross.

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