There is much mystery surrounding the ancient structures at Effigy Mounds National Monument. Speculation runs rampant about their purpose; some suggest everything from a spiritual center, to a burial monument, to even boundary markers. What we do know is that these stylized, animal-shaped mounds were built between 600 and 1300 AD—not too long before the first Europeans arrived.
This symbolic collectible embroidered patch features outlines of two effigy mounds, with the words Effigy Mounds National Monument embroidered around the border. This patch is a great way to express your interest in archeology, ancient cultures, or to celebrate your trip to Effigy Mounds National Monument.
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