The Robert Ritzenthaler Society would like to invite you to our first presentation of our membership year. Avocational archaeologist, Dave Tovar, has been researching Indian trails within Wisconsin for more than 10 years. Please join us on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 pm in Halsey 107 as he incorporates the disciplines of Geography, Geology, and Anthropology in his presentation entitled A “Landscape of Movement” in Winnebago County, Wisconsin.
Abstract: An archaeological investigation of an Indian trail network within Winnebago County, Wisconsin has examined the spatial relationships of the Indian trails to highly precise maps. For the purpose of this presentation, an Indian trail is defined as “a worn path in the ground that results from repetitive use over the same route of travel by both humans and animals.”
Incorporated into this study are newly discovered Euro-American documents, associated artifact collections, and historic literature. The study, the first of its kind in the state of Wisconsin, is intended to jump start a much broader investigation of the statewide Indian trail network.