Aztalan

Aztalan (HMP11)

Location: Lake Mills, WI 53551 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 4.131', W 88° 51.773'

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Indian people lived at Aztalan between AD 900 and 1200. The village encompassed 20 acres and was well-planned. The inhabitants planted corn, beans and squash, hunted wild game, fished and collected native plants for food. An elite group of individuals organized ceremonies and village life. A stockade surrounded the major portion of the village. Inside, three platform mounds and a natural knoll marked four corners of a large plaza. The village was abandoned for reasons that remain a mystery.

Aztalan is one of the most important archeological sites in Wisconsin, representing a complex life-style rarely found in the Great Lakes region: a unique blend of native and exotic cultures. Information about the site was first published in 1836, and since then the ruins have attracted considerable public and scientific interest. Archeological excavations continue to uncover valuable information about Aztalan's daily life.
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HM NumberHMP11
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series, and the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series.
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Marker Number11
Year Placed1991
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 5:53pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 348327 N 4770144
Decimal Degrees43.06885000, -88.86288333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.131', W 88° 51.773'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 7.86" N, 88° 51' 46.38" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5902 County Rd Q, Lake Mills WI 53551, US
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