Marker 11: Aztalan

© Photographed August 12, 2013
Erected 1991 by the Wisconsin Historical Society
Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin
43° 4.131′ N, 88° 51.773′ W
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Indian people lived at Aztalan between AD 900 and 1200. The village encompassed 20 acres and was well-planned. The inhabitants planted corn, beans and squash, hunted wild game, fished and collected native plants for food. An elite group of individuals organized ceremonies and village life. A stockade surrounded the major portion of the village. Inside, three platform mounds and a natural knoll marked four corners of a large plaza. The village was abandoned for reasons that remain a mystery.

Aztalan is one of the most important archeological sites in Wisconsin, representing a complex life-style rarely found in the Great Lakes region: a unique blend of native and exotic cultures. Information about the site was first published in 1836, and since then the ruins have attracted considerable public and scientific interest. Archeological excavations continue to uncover valuable information about Aztalan's daily life.
This marker is located at Aztalan State Park, N6200 County Highway Q, south of its intersection with County Highway B, Lake Mills, Wisconsin 53551.

Wisconsin Historical Society: Mississippian Culture and Aztalan

Wisconsin DNR: Atzalan State Park

Atzalan State Park

The marker is located at Aztalan State Park in Lake Mills, Wisconsin.

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