Discovering Buried Remains Beneath Our Urban Parks

What: Discovery World‘s Archaeologist, Kevin Cullen, is giving a talk.
Where: Marcia Coles Community Room, Lake Park, Milwaukee
When: January 23rd at 1:00 p.m.

**This event is free and open to the public.

2009 Lost Neighborhood of Juneautown Survey

This talk will cover Discovery World’s Distant Mirror Archaeology Program and particularly the use of cutting-edge archaeology surveying technology, namely, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). Deceptively simple, GPR looks like a lawnmower, but acts like a CT scanner, as it uses radar signals to create a 3D picture of buried remains. In 2008, we began our geophysical archaeology survey in Juneau Park, where we began discovering evidence of a 19th century residential neighborhood which was removed to create the park. In his talk, Kevin will showcase these discoveries and Discovery World’s plans for future explorations including possible answers to some of Lake Park’s secrets and buried history. For instance, could there be evidence of other prehistoric burial mounds? Is there evidence of an Indian village in the park? Was there a tavern located inside what became the park?

This program will be a must-see for anyone interested in history, archaeology, and love of Milwaukee’s Parks.


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