Rothschild: Archaeology of the Rodney Clark
An archaeological study was conducted before the Cedar Creek Bridge
was built on the former Clark family farm near Rothschild. Native
American mounds and campsites had been reported on the Clark property as
early as the 1890s, and the Clark family had collected many artifacts
from their fields. Excavations at the Rodney Clark site in 2003-2005
provided new insights into Native American activities in this area from
5,000 - 1,000 years ago. A critical resource for those people was
glass-like flint stone for making tools.
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This information is sponsored by the Wisconsin
Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Tribes of
Wisconsin, Village of Rothschild, Marathon County, and the Mississippi
Valley Archaeology Center at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.