Study finds thousands of artifacts at Wisconsin golf site
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – An archaeological study finds thousands of cultural artifacts at a proposed 18-hole golf course the Kohler Co. plans for the shore of Lake Michigan. Some of the artifacts date back more than 2,000 years.
A federal official says the relics could affect the eventual design of Kohler’s planned high-end course in Sheboygan County. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the company said last week it believes it can build the course while respecting past cultures that lived there.
According to the report, archaeologists found more than 25,000 prehistoric and historic artifacts in 96 digs across 195 acres. Excavations turned up pottery fragments, stone tools and arrows.
Environmental groups and neighbors in the Town of Wilson have objected to the course, citing concerns about the impacts on shoreline dunes and wetlands.