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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

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: 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...

Photograph

Turtle Mound

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

Organizational Description

About the State Archaeology Program

Learn how the State Archaeology Program serves the public.

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...

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: 1936 ca.

Description: The jaw bone of Bison Occidentalis in the peat pit at Interstate Park.

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

Date: 1910 ca.

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

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: 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.

Date: 1929 

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

Photograph

Skull at Mechta

Date: 1927 

Description: A skull at the bottom of a excavation at Mechta. A digging pick has been included to show scale.

Date: 1896 

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

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Charles E. Brown

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Charles E. Brown, curator of the Museum of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, sits on a chair and reads while holding an artifact.

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Description: Thunderbird petroglyphs carved on rock face at Twin Bluffs.

Date:  date unknown

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

Photograph

Copper Pike

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Hammered copper pike found with prehistoric bison bones.

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Description: Tent covering the excavation site of the bones of extinct bison. Milo Mickelson and Lester Giesler stand in the doorway of the tent.

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