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Silver Mound Archeological District

Hixton and Alma Center Vincity, Wisconsin
County of Jackson.
National Register Number: 75000067
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Landscape - natural feature.
Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 17, 2006):
This site is nationally significant for its role in the initial settlement of North America. The first Americans explored an expansive stretch of land with no prior knowledge of the landscape. Because of the need to locate resources within this unfamiliar landscape, Silver Mound quickly became a critical resource for a population reliant upon stone tools for their survival. Archeological evidence at Silver Mound demonstrates Paleoindian practice to locate and use easily accessible, high quality, stone tools.

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