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Turtle Mound

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

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

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: 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: 2008-09-09 

Description: Underwater view of a scuba diver (an underwater archaeologist) shining a light on two liquor or water jugs that had been pulled out during the archaeologic...

Learn how archaeological sites are protected in Wisconsin.

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: 2011-02-03 

Description: Underwater overhead view of the schooner "Home" taken from the starboard side near the stern. Two underwater archeologists are swimming over the site of th...

Date: 2013-08-05 

Description: Underwater view of two archeologists surveying a portion of the "Lakeland." The divers are using cameras, with three or four strobes attached by an arm sys...

Date: 1936 ca.

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

Date: 2011-02-03 

Description: Underwater overhead view of the collision damage and the deck of the schooner "Home." Two underwater archeologists survey the site.

Date: 1851 

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

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

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...

Date: 2006 

Description: Underwater view of a propeller located off of the "Appomattox" wreck site, near Shorewood, in Lake Michigan. The diver is Kimm Stabelfeldt.

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)

Date:  date unknown

Description: Stereograph view of an exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum. The exhibit features dinosaur bones and a preserved fish.

Date: 2015-06-22 

Description: Underwater starboard view of the "Lakeland." While the ship remains largely intact, it is split in half, with the back end of the ship in the background, a...

Underwater Archaeology

Learn about why there were so many shipwrecks in the 1800s off Wisconsin's shores.
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