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Glass Display Case

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view of a glass display case, possible in a museum. It appears to be displaying a collection of pottery and skeletal remains. Framed portraits han...

Date: 1929 

Description: Chariot wheel ruts can still be seen in Timgad, the ruins of an ancient Roman colonial town in north eastern Algeria. Columns are along both sides of the s...

Photograph

Jaw Bone

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: The jaw bone of a bison as found in the earth.

Photograph

Turtle Effigy Mound

Date:  

Description: A turtle effigy mound on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, outlined by melting snow.

Photograph

Sphinx de Gizeh

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The Sphinx at Giza in Egypt. Three men are standing or sitting on the shoulder of the Sphinx, and several men are sitting in the shade below with two camel...

Date: 1929 

Description: The Pond camp at Medfoun, early in the morning. A tent surrounded by camp furniture and supplies appear in the center. A truck is parked beside the tent on...

Date: 1929 

Description: A prehistoric station out among the dunes at Biskra, Algeria.

Photograph

Workmen at Mechta

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: Workmen excavate at an archaeological site at Mechta. M. Bebruge is the man in the foreground. A man sitting on the ground in the background on the right i...

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: The jaw bone of Bison Occidentalis in the peat pit at Interstate Park.

Photograph

Charles E. Brown

Date:  date unknown

Description: Quarter-length portrait of Charles E. Brown. Brown as an archeologist primarily responsible for saving more than one hundred Indian mounds from destruction...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Early Paleo-Indian fluted spear point found in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and made between 12,000 B.C. and 8,000 B.C. (Museum object #1985.2)

Historical Essay

Frontier Clay Pipe Fragment

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Clay pipe bowl found at Sheard Road site, Racine County, Wisconsin. (Museum object #1998.236.249)

Date: 1929 

Description: Outside the walls of Tebessa, in north eastern Algeria. Hills are in the far background.

Photograph

Copper Pike

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Hammered copper pike found with prehistoric bison bones.

Date:  

Description: Five examples of typical Wisconsin flint weapon points found at Interstate Park.

Date: 1879-06 

Description: Tracing of a petroglyph depicting an animal figure pursued by a human figure with a bow and arrow followed by a child.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin's Spanish Currency

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Spanish Reale coin from the Alden's Corners Post Office Site in Dane County, Wisconsin. (Museum object #2002.211.8)

Date:  

Description: Thunderbird petroglyphs carved on rock face at Twin Bluffs.

Photograph

Trench at Medfoun

Date: 1929 

Description: Men excavating a trench in the escargotiere (snail midden) at Medfoun. Brahim is in the trench and Shabane is standing with the shovel. A screen and piles...

Inquire about in-person presentations by archaeologists from the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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