Panther Intaglio Effigy Mound - Ft. Atkinson, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 55.511 W 088° 51.270
16T E 348657 N 4754174
Quick Description: Discovered in 1850, this is the only known intaglio Effigy mound in the world. It is located on Hwy 106 west of Ft. Atkinson, WI
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 2/25/2008 1:31:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM38EM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TrailGators
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Long Description:
The historical marker reads:
"Discovered in 1850 by Increase A. Lapham, this is the only known intaglio Effigy mound in the world. It was excavated for ceremonial purposes by American Indians of the Effigy Mound Culture about 1000 A. D. A part of the tail has been covered. Of ten other recorded intaglios, all now destroyed, eight were similar in representing the panther and two represented bears."
Type: Burial Mounds

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