Schaefer Mammoth Site - Kenosha, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 38.456 W 087° 59.864
16T E 418204 N 4721424
Quick Description: This marker is located a short way down a private drive at 15620 12th Street in Kenosha, WI.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 9/4/2008 8:09:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM4M2K
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 18

Long Description:
Over 12,000 years ago, Native Americans slaughtered a Northern Woolly Mammoth in a small lake near this site. Between 1992-93, the Kenosha Public Museum excavated the site and concluded that the woolly mammoth stood at 11 feet and weighed 14,000 pounds or 7 tons. This mammoth, or Ice Age elephant, lived among spruce trees and steppe-like vegetation during the Pleistocene glacial epoch. The Schaefer Mammoth Site is one of the oldest mammoth discoveries in the New World, definitively proving that people hunted mammoth east of the Mississippi River.
County: Kenosha

Location: Other

MarkerID: 420

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