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Field Trip to Trempealeau Excavations

Archaeologist Robert Boszhardt gave a presentation on recent excavations at Trempealeau, Wisconsin, at the Friends of Aztalan State Park annual dinner and graciously offered to give members of the Friends a special tour of excavations in progress and the amazing archaeological features at Trempealeau. Recent archaeological excavations at Trempealeau have revealed a Mississippian settlement or colony from southern Illinois, likely from the city of Cahokia, that dates earlier than Aztalan. The Mississippians also built a large platform mound on a high hill in the center of Trempealeau - the only one that had been known in Wisconsin outside of Aztalan.

The Friends have scheduled a tour with Mr. Boszhardt on Sunday June 12 beginning at noon in Trempealeau. This will be a drive-on-your-own field trip although we can make arrangements for car pooling. Trempealeau is located on the Mississippi River north of La Crosse,  about a 2 hour drive from Madison. Those wishing to attend should register with Bob Birmingham at 608-516-3421 or, who will supply directions and other details. There is no cost for the tour. Don't miss this exciting opportunity that will shed light on the occupation of ancient Aztalan itself.