1236 Riverside Drive (Wis 106) in Fort Atkinson
The only known Intaglio Effigy left in the world.
This unusual effigy mound was actually carved from grade, unlike other effigy mounds that were built up from grade. It is on the shore of the Rock River, and at first glance, appears to be just someone's yard, complete with litter, empty beer cans and a decorative fence.
The site was discovered and mapped by Increase A. Lapham, Wisconsin's premier scientist, engineer and naturalist.
Photo taken by J.R. Manning
+42.92518, -88.8545042°55'31" N, 88°51'16" W
Quadrangle map:Fort Atkinson
This may very well be the last intaglio ("carved") effigy left in the world.
National Register information
- Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1970
- Reference number
- NR name
- Panther Intaglio Effigy Mound
- Area of significance
- Archeology - Prehistoric
- Level of significance
- Evaluation criteria
- D - Information Potential
- Property type
- Historic function
- Current function
- Period of significance
- 1000-1499 BC
- Significant year
- ca. 1000
- June 20, 2011: Updated by Dampf Eisenbahn: Updated NRHP Listing
- June 19, 2011: Added by J.R. Manning
- J.R. Manning - Lugnuts969 [at] gmail [dot] com
- WISCONSIN MOUNDS - A privately funded and produced website dedicated to the preservation of Wisconsin Native American Structures, particularly effigy mounds.
- Dampf Eisenbahn
- National Register database - Reference number 70000035