Aztalan

Near Lake Mills on WI 89, Aztalan State Park, Lake Mills, Wisconsin

Photos 

North Stockade

This site requires more than the cursory visit that I was able to do this week. I plan to return later this Spring for a more thorough photographic study.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning

Map 

Description 

This large stockaded temple mound site, first discovered in 1836, is the northernmost of the major Mississipian culture archeological sites. It now forms Aztalan State Park. It represents an important northern extension of the Cahokia phase of the Middle Mississippi Culture. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, July 19, 1964

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000022
Area of significance
Archeology - Prehistoric
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
D - Information Potential
Property type
Site
Historic function
Village site
Current function
Park
Period of significance
1000-1499 BC
Significant years
ca. 1100; 1300
Number of properties
Contributing structures: 3
Contributing sites: 1

Update Log 

  • June 20, 2011: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added to Category: Increase A. Lapham
  • March 17, 2011: New photos from J.R. Manning

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