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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)

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)

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...

Historical Essay

Wisconsin's Spanish Currency

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Spanish Reale coin from the Alden's Corners Post Office Site in Dane County, Wisconsin. (Museum object #2002.211.8)

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.

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...

Organizational Description

About the State Archaeology Program

Learn how the State Archaeology Program serves the public.

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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.

Classroom Material

Archaeology Activity Boxes

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

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Linear Mounds

Date: 1905-08 

Description: A visitor takes in the sight of three linear burial mounds at the Sure-Johnson mound group south of McFarland, Wisconsin.

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

Date: 1930-04-15 

Description: Outdoor group portrait of the Logan African Expedition, Berriche, Algeria. Six men and a toddler crouch or kneel in the foreground. Behind them men, and on...

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...

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)

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

Date: 1926-11-12 

Description: Alonzo Pond and colleague, M. Debruge, pose for a photograph at Mechta. M. Debruge has a cigarette in a holder in his hand, and both men wear coats, hats,...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A large collection of fossils, owned by Thomas Greene, which are displayed in his home in glass-fronted wood shelves along the walls, and on top of a wood...

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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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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...

Learn about how archaeologist explore underwater shipwrecks
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