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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: 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...

Date: 1929 

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

Date: 1929 

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

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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...

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.

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Description: Vernon and Cathrine Steger proudly display a lifetime collection of Native American artifacts found on their farm.

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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...

Date: 2005-09-29 

Description: Underwater view of an archaeologist swimming past the stern of the "Rouse Simmons" (also known as the Christmas tree ship). Except for the masts, the schoo...

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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...

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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...

Learn about how archaeologist explore underwater shipwrecks

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.

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Description: Archaeological overhead view site plan of the scow schooner "Success." Labels indicate various parts of the ship that remain and how much of the wreck rema...

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: 1919 

Description: Elevated view of a four-footed American Indian effigy mound on the grounds of the Mendota State Hospital (Mendota Mental Health Institute).

Date: 1944-07-16 

Description: Dr. Albert Goetze, professor of Assyriology at Yale University, examining 4000 year old Sumarian cuneiform tablets from the Wisconsin State Historical Soci...

Date: 2005-09-29 

Description: Underwater view of an archaeologist swimming over the windlass of the "Rouse Simmons" (also known as the Christmas Tree Ship). The archaeologist shines a l...

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"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: 1945-01-22 

Description: Prof. H. Scudder McKeel looking at recreated petroglyphs based upon carvings found on the walls of an Indian rock shelter near Twin Bluffs, New Lisbon. Thi...

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