Panther Intaglio

1236 Riverside Drive (Wis 106) in Fort Atkinson

The only known Intaglio Effigy left in the world.

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Panther Intaglio

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

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Description 

This may very well be the last intaglio ("carved") effigy left in the world.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1970
Reference number
70000035
NR name
Panther Intaglio Effigy Mound
Area of significance
Archeology - Prehistoric
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
D - Information Potential
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Garden
Current function
Monument/marker
Period of significance
1000-1499 BC
Significant year
ca. 1000

Update Log 

  • June 20, 2011: Updated by Dampf Eisenbahn: Updated NRHP Listing
  • June 19, 2011: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • 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