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Recent field work at the Lakeshore Golf Course on the south shore of Big Lake Butte des Morts, Oshkosh

  • Halsey Science Buiding, Room 109 921 Elmwood Avenue Oshkosh, WI, 54901 United States (map)

Hosted By: Robert Ritzenthaler Archaeological Society

Location: Halsey Science Buiding, Room 109

Speaker: Seth Schneider, Ph.D., Project Manager, UWM Cultural Resource Management, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Topic: Recent field work at the Lakeshore Golf Course on the south shore of Big Lake Butte des Morts, Oshkosh

Title: A Preliminary Overview on the Archaeological Investigations at Site 47WN0049/BWN-0210 Golf Course, Winnebago County

Abstract: In November 2017 and April and May 2018, Cultural Resource Management at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Department of Anthropology) conducted archaeological investigations at the Golf Course site (47WN0049/BWN-0210). The site is situated on a sandy levee on the south shore of the Fox River at the southeast end of Lake Butte des Morts. Shovel test survey recovered cultural materials over a 13-acre area. During the data recovery excavations cultural materials and features were encountered over approximately 7 acres of the site. Diagnostic chipped stone tools and pottery vessels indicate that the site was occupied from Late Paleoindian to Late Woodland (8000 BC – AD 1300). This presentation provides a preliminary overview of the archaeological investigations to date at the Golf Course site as some analyses are still on-going.

Final title and abstract forthcoming.

Book Sale: The sale of books, reports, journal issues, and magazine will continue. New set of books and magazines continue to be added. Thanks to all who have donated books, magazines, and academic journals to this ongoing sale. The proceeds of the sale go to the Ritzenthaler Archaeological Society’s treasury, and used to support our meetings and publication series.

Fox Valley Archeology: The latest issue of Fox Valley Archeology is available to everyone who was a paid-up member during the 2017-2018 meeting year. Non-attending members should have had their copies mailed to them. Members attending the monthly meetings have picked up their copies at the meeting. If you feel that you are a paid-up member but have not received your issue, please contact me. Individual copies of this issue are available for $5.00 to new members and anyone who allowed their membership to lapse and wish to renew their membership. At least one more issue of Fox Valley Archeology is planned for the Spring of 2018. This may be the last issue of this publication series.

Building Location: Harrington Hall is located on the west side of the T-intersection of John with Elmwood on the east side of the UW-Oshkosh campus.

Parking: We have permission to use UW-Oshkosh Lot 34 from one half hour before until one half hour after our meetings. This is the lot east of Elmwood and south of John – the one we regularly use for the meetings in Harrington Hall. We have access from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. If you park in the lot before 6:30 pm (even just for a few minutes) you are very likely to get a parking ticket. Remember that you must park within the lines of the parking stall, with the rear of the vehicle toward the aisle. We do not have permission to use any other parking lot. You will get a ticket if you park in any other lot. You may also be able to find parking on John Street or Scott Avenue.

Handicap Access: Ground level access to Harrington is available at the southern entrance to Harrington. An elevator is available in the south end of the building. There is no parking next to the building. You can make arrangements to be dropped off at the south side of the building.

Earlier Event: February 20
The Art of Blacksmithing
Later Event: March 15
WASRA Grant Applications Due