The Friends of Aztalan State Park will have its annual dinner meeting on the evening of Saturday January 26 at the Hoard Historical Museum, 401 Whitewater Ave, Fort Atkinson, with another interesting program.
6:00 Buffet dinner. Main dishes: Chicken Breast stuffed with Ricotta and Spinach and Fettuccine Alfreda. Accompanied by: Fruit cups, rolls, salad, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Beverages: Coffee, tea, soda, water and a special Aztalan red wine produced by Lewis Station Winery of Lake Mills.
Followed by a brief annual business meeting.
7:00 Presentation on the final report on the first ever remote sensing project over the ancient town.
The project provides details of what major archaeological features still lie underground. It was conducted by Ohio Valley Archaeology, Inc. in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin DNR, and the Friends of Aztalan State Park. The remote sensing technology used is called a gradiometer that can detect subtle disturbances in the soil. Last year, we heard a preliminary report by Dr. John Richards of UWM, but since then archaeologists from several institutions have studied the results in more detail and a final report of the analysis has just been received. An oversized map will be displayed showing subsurface disturbances that can be related to walls, houses, storage and refuse pits, and possibly even graves/cemeteries. This information will be invaluable in guiding future research and management at the site, and we plan to make the results of the remote sensing survey a center piece in the proposed new visitor center.
The Friends of Aztalan State Park funded a part of the project with a special donation generously provided by Friends of Aztalan board member Marifran Cataldi specifically for this purpose.
Happy New Year
Friends of Aztalan State Park
Please register before January 19 so we can provide the caterer with an accurate head count. You can do this by contacting executive director Bob Birmingham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-516-3421. The cost of the dinner will be $27 per person and this can be paid by:
. Mailing a check to Friends of Aztalan State Park, PO Box 855, Lake Mills, 53551
. Paying on-line at our secure event website (online payment will double as registration): http://event.elcoyotesurvives.net
. Scanning one of these QR codes:
Those not interested in dinner may attend the business meeting and program without charge.