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A View from Above: LiDAR, Effigy Mounds, and the End of the Late Woodland in Southern Wisconsin

  • Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium (map)

Hosted By: Charles E. Brown Archaeological Society

Location: Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium, across from the Memorial Union on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus

Speaker: Amy L. Rosebrough, Office of the State Archaeologist, Wisconsin Historical Society

Abstract: The introduction of LiDAR imaging to Wisconsin has revolutionized archaeological survey. Numerous effigy mound sites have been identified, revealing what may be one of Wisconsin’s best-preserved mounded landscapes in far southwestern Wisconsin. This new, fuller portrait of site distribution has, in turn, sparked reconsideration of how local communities reacted to the arrival of Middle Mississippian populations.