aztalan-state-park

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.

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Aztalan State Park, WisconsinAztalan State Park


 

Aztalan was first settled around 900 by a Native American culture known as the Middle Mississippian Tradition..

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