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Date: 2014-08-15 

Description: Underwater view of two archaeologists measuring and surveying the site of the "Success." Much of the ship remains buried under sand.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Hammered copper pike from Interstate Park Bison site, Polk County, Wisconsin, c. 1000-4000 B.C. (Museum object #1956.3099)

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

Turtle Mound

Date:  

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

Historical Essay

Oldest Toast in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Charred bread slices recovered from the Alden's Corners archaeological site in Dane County, Wisconsin. (Museum object #2002.211.1,3,5)

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)

Classroom Material

Archaeology Activity Boxes

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

Learn about how archaeologist explore underwater shipwrecks

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: 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...

Date: 1838-07 

Description: A map diagram of Indian effigy mounds seven miles east of Blue Mounds in the Wisconsin Territory.

Date: 2005-06-10 

Description: Underwater view of an underwater archeologist investigating the drift pins of the "Louisiana." Algae and mussels are covering most of the wood of the ship.

Photograph

Flint Weapon Points

Date:  

Description: Five examples of typical Wisconsin flint weapon points. The upper row of points are notched sides and base, and the lower are notched convex base.

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: 1927-03-11 

Description: Ali Bacha looking south. Three indigenous men work on an archaeological excavation in Algeria, Africa. On the left a man examines material in a wheelbarrow...

Organizational Description

About the State Archaeology Program

Learn how the State Archaeology Program serves the public.

Learn how archaeological sites are protected in Wisconsin.

Learn how artifacts are conserved after they have been excavated from their underwater resting places

Date: 1936 ca.

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

Date: 1929 

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

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