Under The Skies of Aztalan
These photographs were made as part of an ongoing photographic journal of the archeological site
of Aztalan.  Located in South Central Wisconsin, just east of the City of Lake Mills, Aztalan is the
premier archeological site in Wisconsin.  The main occupation of this site was by people
archeologists refer to as Middle Mississippian between 1100 and 1300 A.D.
Under The Skies of Aztalan
These pictures will be made available for sale as a fund raising effort for the Friends of
Aztalan.  Details on how to order these prints will be available shortly.  All proceeds
from the sale of these prints will go directly to the Friends of Aztalan.
Print:  Azt_sky_1
Print: Azt_sky_2
Title:  Marker Mounds 1
Date:  April 2007

Description:  On the ridge
northwest of the main habitation
area lie a series of circular
mounds.  These mounds were not
burial mounds, but at one time
held large posts.
TItle:  Pryamid Mound at Sunrise
Date Photographed:  November 2006

Description:  This is a view of the
temple mound on the southwest
portion of the habitation area.  This
shot was taken after the first snowfall
of the season, as the storm clouds
began to break.  
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order form.  Complete instructions are found on the order form.  Prints in this series are 8x10
Black and White photographs.  Price per picture is $15.00.  Shipping is $4.00 per order.  All
proceeds from the sale of prints in this series will go directly to the Friends of Aztalan.
Print: Azt_sky_3
TItle:  Fiirst Light of Day I
Date Photographed:  November 2006

of the season, as the storm clouds of
the season, as the storm clouds
began to break.  This mound, once
the location of the rulers home, is the
sun.first part of the main village area
that receives the light from the newly
risen sun.risen sun.
Print: Azt_sky_4
Print: Azt_sky_5
Print: Azt_sky_6
Print: Azt_sky_7
Print: Azt_sky_8
Print: Azt_sky_9
Title:  Marker Mound II
Date Photographed:  July 2007

Description:  The northern-most
surviving marker mound lies on a high
ridge overlooking the valley of the
Crawfish River valley and the ancient
village of Aztalan  along the river in
the valley below.
Title:  Mortuary Mound I
Date Photographed:  March 2007

three different stages of burials in
deceased were placed in a wooden
this mound.  At one point, the
deceased were placed in a wooden
structure that was subsequently
earth.burned and covered with
earth.burned and covered with
earth.burned and covered with earth.
Title:  Marker Mound II
Date Photographed:  July 2007

Description:  The northern-most
surviving marker mound lies on a high
ridge overlooking the valley of the
Crawfish River valley and the ancient
village of Aztalan  along the river in
the valley below.
Title:  Marker Mound III
Date Photographed: December 2006

Originally, several dozen of these
types mounds  lines the ridge top
west of the Crawfish River.
Title: NW Corner Stockade  
Date Photographed:  July 2007

Description:  A series of mud covered
posts formed a stockade around the
ancient village of Aztalan.   At some point
after the abandonment of the village the
wooden stockades were burned, either by
humans, or consumed by the frequent
prairie fires of the time.  The high clouds in
this infrared photograph suggest to me
the flames that once consumed these
palisades.
Title:  Mortuary Mound III
Date Photographed:  April 2007

Description:  A view of the flat topped
mortuary mound in the northwest
corner of the village, looking towards
the Crawfish River to the east.  Vast
areas of agricultural fields are believed
to have been planted on just outside
the stockage line here on the
northern edge of the village.
Title:  First Light of Day II
Date Photographed:  November 2006

Description: Flat topped mortuary
mound at the northwest corner of
the ancient village of Aztalan.
Daniel Seurer Photography