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Date: 1851 

Description: Map of a portion of Merton including the Bark River, a mill, Fort Hill, and Indian mounds.

Photograph

Artifact Collection

Date:  date unknown

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

Photograph

Allée de Pyramides

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View down road lined with trees in Egypt. A group of Egyptians are standing and sitting between the trees and the river, and travelers on the road are walk...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Elevated view of a double-tailed turtle effigy mound on Observatory Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Classroom Material

Archaeology Activity Boxes

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

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)

Photograph

"A Votre Sante"

Date: 1930 

Description: Slightly elevated view of a group of men, women and children having a meal outdoors on the ground. They are gathered around a box being used as a table. Cu...

Date: 1927-03-23 

Description: Ensemble of diggings at Ali Bacha. View looking downhill towards three men working on an archaeological excavation in Algeria, Africa. On the left an indig...

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...

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.

Photograph

Bear Effigy Mound

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1929 

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

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...

Help your students think like archaeologists with The Mammoth Mystery interactive resource.

Date: 1953 

Description: Stone displaying ancient writing. The rock was on the grounds of International Harvester's Phoenix Proving Grounds. Opened in 1947, the proving ground wa...

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

Photograph

Logan Museum Truck

Date: 1929-03-31 

Description: Logan Museum truck in the oasis of Feriana, Tunisia. The road is lined with large fleshy cactus and trees. A person is sitting in the driver's seat of the...

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...

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)

Date: 1912-04-12 

Description: Diagram of a bird effigy mound found in Frost's Woods, Blooming Grove Township.

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