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Photograph

Bear Effigy Mound

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of bear effigy mound outlined in chalk at Lake Koshkonong.

Date: 1896 

Description: A group photograph of Violet Lee Dousman (back row, 3rd from left) and her fellow travelers, guides and Egyptians on a trip to Giza, Egypt. Five people are...

Photograph

Indian Petroglyphs

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Norb Bybee shoots a self-portrait with his camera of petroglyphs that are carved in the face of a rock shelter near Gullikson's Glen.

Photograph

Turtle Mound

Date:  

Description: View from roof of Forked tail turtle mound on grounds of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Date: 1915-05-04 

Description: Elevated view of a double water spirit effigy mound 4 miles south of Stockbridge near Appleton. The spirit has no head but the necks unite.

Speakers Bureau

Robert Birmingham is a WHS Press author and a member of the Wisconsin Historical Society Speakers Bureau.

Date:  

Description: View of a rock with an engraved plate reading, "Group of prehistoric Indian burial mounds and Winnebago village site. Marked by the Delavan Woman's Club -...

Date: 1918-08 

Description: Excavation site of two graves discovered on Bascom Hill during preparation for placement of the Abraham Lincoln monument circle. The legs and shoes of a ma...

Speakers Bureau

John Broihahn is a WHS Historic Preservation member and a member of the Wisconsin Historical Society Speakers Bureau.

Photograph

"Appomattox"

Date: 2007-08 

Description: Underwater view of the "Apomattox's" floor keelsons near the bow.

Photograph

Linear Mounds

Date: 1905-08 

Description: A visitor takes in the sight of three linear burial mounds at the Sure-Johnson mound group south of McFarland, Wisconsin.

Photograph

Artifact Collection

Date:  date unknown

Description: "Ivan Weber shows off his collection of Indian artifacts."

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Three men look over the process of uncovering bones of a bison in Interstate Park.

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)

Photograph

Pictograph Rock

Date: 1888 

Description: View looking up at three men and a child on top of a cliff on which are petroglyphs. Pictograph Rock bearing aboriginal carvings, located on the south side...

Date: 1918-08 

Description: Man with a shovel standing in a ditch in front of two graves discovered on Bascom Hill during preparation to place the Abraham Lincoln monument circle. The...

Historical Essay

Hopewellian Human Figurine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Human figurine fragment made of non-tempered, smoothed clay, c. 100 - 200 A.D., found at Pine River site, Richland County, WI (Museum object #2004.5.1)

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

Date: 2005-06-10 

Description: Underwater view of an underwater archeologist investigating the drift pins of the "Louisiana." Algae and mussels are covering most of the wood of the ship.

Organizational Description

About the State Archaeology Program

Learn how the State Archaeology Program serves the public.
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