Just east of Baraboo on the aptly named Man Mound Road lives the only surviving anthropomorphic effigy mound in North America. Built between 750 and 1200 AD by Late Woodland people, the mound contains objects that help tell the story of Wisconsin long before statehood.
In this edition of Radio Chipstone, Robert Nurre shares the historical significance of this effigy mound and his mission to help make sure it is protected and preserved with contributor gianofer fields.
About the Host:
gianofer (JON nah fer) fields is an Art Historian and Material Culture contributor and curates the Radio Chipstone series. The project is hosted by the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the Chipstone Foundation; a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.
About the Guest:
Robert Nurre is a landscape historian whose work focuses on the interactions of natural and cultural history. Nurre is a former board member and chairman of the archaeological site committee for the Sauk County Historical Society.
Image: Platform Mound in Aztalan State Park in Aztalan, Wisconsin by beautifulcataya on Flickr.
This segment comes from the Radio Chipstone Archives of WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio. See here.