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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: 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: 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...

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...

Historical Essay

Lice Comb from Fort Crawford

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bone lice comb from site of first Fort Crawford in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, 1816-1829. (Museum object #1997.62.11941)

Photograph

"Appomattox"

Date: 2007-08 

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

Organizational Description

About the Museum Archaeology Program (MAP)

Learn about the history, outreach and services of the Society's Museum Archaeology Program.

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

Photograph

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: 2011-01-21 

Description: Underwater view of the stern of the "Northerner." The timber cargo is in the hold. An archeologist is surveying and photographs the wreck off the starboard...

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...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Field Trip

Take a field trip to the Wisconsin Historical Museum in Madison! Students will learn about Wisconsin archaeology, the fur trade, and native people.

Date: 1896 

Description: A group photograph including Violet Lee Dousman (back row, 4th from left) and her fellow travelers on a trip to Egypt.

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)

Organizational Description

About the State Archaeology Program

Learn how the State Archaeology Program serves the public.

Borrow a traveling exhibit about community life in a Native American village 500 years ago.

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

Historical Essay

First Peoples

Learn about the Paleo-Indians who first inhabited the Wisconsin territory and the archaeological excavations that have revealed their culture.

Date: 2011-01-21 

Description: Underwater view of five maritime archeologists measuring and surveying the bow of the sunken "Northerner." Much of the ship appears intact, except the fore...

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Samuel Foster Haven (1806-1881), Massachusetts anthropologist, librarian, and archaeologist. Haven is best known as t...

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