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Photograph

Camp at El Kantara

Date: 1930 

Description: The camp at El Kantara, Algeria. In the foreground, members of the expedition are sleeping on pallets, under blankets. Just beyond the sleepers are two tru...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Historic site marker to commemorate Man Mound and to mark Man Mound Park. The inscription reads "Man Mound Park. Mound located and platted by W.H. Canfie...

Use the interactive web-feature, The Mammoth Mystery, to teach students about Wisconsin archaeology, Paleo Indians, and the Kenosha County Mammoth

Date: 1916 

Description: In 1916, it was estimated that 15,000 Indian mounds had formerly existed in Wisconsin. In the early 20th century, the Wisconsin Archaeological Society surv...

Date: 1911-06 

Description: A field party of members of the Wisconsin Archaeological Society visit an effigy mound at Big Bend. The men are dressed in suits and hats.

Classroom Material

Archaeology Activity Boxes

With our archaeology activity boxes, students will learn using the same tools and techniques employed by archaeologists.

Date: 1927-03-11 

Description: Ali Bacha looking south. Three indigenous men work on an archaeological excavation in Algeria, Africa. On the left a man examines material in a wheelbarrow...

Date: 2014-08-03 

Description: Underwater view of an archeologist surveying the site of the sunken "Milwaukee." The archeologist is swimming over a measuring tape, which runs from the sh...

Photograph

"Appomattox"

Date: 2007-08 

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

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.

Learn how artifacts are conserved after they have been excavated from their underwater resting places

Date: 1929 

Description: Ferrah stands in front of a tent in the Pond camp. Boxes used as tables, chairs and other camp supplies sit on the ground near the entrance and along the s...

Date: 2014-09-26 

Description: Underwater view of an archaeologist surveying the bilge pump of the "Success." The pump is resting in a bed of sand towards the stern of the ship. Text on...

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Description: Drawing of Trempealeau Mounds.

Photograph

Bear Effigy Mound

Date:  date unknown

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

Photograph

Turtle Mound

Date:  

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

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...

Classroom Material

The Sinking of the Lucerne

Interactive Resource, Historical Essay, Slide Show

Learn about how the Lucerne sank in the Chequamegon Bay in 1886

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...

Historical Essay

Oneota Ceramic Vessel

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Decorated shell-tempered pot from the OT site (47-LC-0262), 1500-1625. (Museum object #1995.218.39)
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