The Archeology of Human Presence in Sauk County
Join us for our monthly “We Are Sauk Prairie” lecture featuring Dr. George Christiansen, Senior Lecturer of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville Baraboo/Sauk County and Director of the Center for Wisconsin Archaeology. His talk is entitled, “Sleeping by the River’s Whisper: The Archaeology of 12,000 years of Human Presence in Sauk County.” For 12,000 years humans have lived along the Wisconsin River and its tributaries in the place that we call Sauk County. They left behind traces of their presence, some obvious, like their bas-relief sculptures that marked the burial places of their dead. Other remnants have slept silently beneath the surface of the ground. Although we think of the past as being a distinct and different place from our present, those that have come before shared the same landscape. This presentation seeks to reveal a world that is both alien and familiar at the same time by exploring the prehistory of the hunters, gatherers and horticulturalists that called Sauk County home. This even is free and as always, snacks will be provided. Come early for some conversation with neighbors! Our “We Are Sauk Prairie” series is generously supported by a grant from Alliant Energy Foundation.