Just east of Baraboo on the aptly named Man Mound Road lives the only surviving anthropomorhpic 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 […]
In 1879, German naturalist Ernst Haeckel drew his version of a “Genealogical Tree of Humanity” to show how human beings are related to other species of animals on the earth. The tall, slender, tree rendered by Haeckel has a distinct hierarchy: “monera” or single-celled animals at the bottom, mammals at the top, and at the […]
Today’s episode is a rebroadcast from January 7, 2019. As wildfire season approaches again, we return to this conversation with guest Dave Lowe, who works for the US Forest Service and is one of two fireline archaeologists in the state of Wisconsin. Over the course of the hour, he and Patty discuss the particular hazards […]
Discover how archaeologists piece together the past to learn how people lived hundreds and even thousands of years ago, and work like an archaeologist to uncover what you may leave behind!
What are fireline archaeologists and what is their role in firefighting and other disaster management? We learn about this profession on today’s episode with guest Dave Lowe, who works for the US Forest Service and is one of two fireline archaeologists in the state of Wisconsin. Over the course of the hour, he and Patty […]
Have you ever wondered what lies in the depths of Wisconsin’s lakes and rivers? Join us for this drop-in event to learn how maritime archaeologists map our state’s shipwrecks and other underwater discoveries. WHI Image ID 120221