A View from Above
LiDAR, Effigy Mounds, and the End of Late Woodland in Southern Wisconsin
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Wisconsin Historical Society (across from the Memorial Union)
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. Come hear archaeologist Amy Rosebrough of the Wisconsin Historical Society as she describes this new technology, and how it is sparking reconsideration of how local communities reacted to the events that ended effigy mound ceremony in the Midwest.