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Learn about how archaeologist explore underwater shipwrecks

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Description: Five examples of typical Wisconsin flint weapon points found at Interstate Park.

Historical Essay

Frontier Clay Pipe Fragment

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Clay pipe bowl found at Sheard Road site, Racine County, Wisconsin. (Museum object #1998.236.249)

Date: 2005-06-10 

Description: Underwater view of an archeologist surveying the frames of the "Louisiana." Mussels and algae grow on the wood of the ship.

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

Date: 1929 

Description: The Pond camp at Medfoun, early in the morning. A tent surrounded by camp furniture and supplies appear in the center. A truck is parked beside the tent on...

Photograph

Artifact Collection

Date:  date unknown

Description: "Ivan Weber shows off his collection of Indian artifacts."

Use the interactive web-feature, The Mammoth Mystery, to teach students about Wisconsin archaeology, Paleo Indians, and the Kenosha County Mammoth

Organizational Description

About the Museum Archaeology Program (MAP)

Learn about the history, outreach and services of the Society's Museum Archaeology Program.

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.

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

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: 1927-01-26 

Description: Alonzo Pond poses sitting and holding a pickaxe next to a block of earth showing the composition of the escargotiere (an old dump for domestic waste). Here...

Photograph

Pictograph Rock

Date: 1888 

Description: View looking up at three men and a child on top of a cliff on which are petroglyphs. Pictograph Rock bearing aboriginal carvings, located on the south side...

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.

Date: 1929 

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

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...

Organizational Description

About the State Archaeology Program

Learn how the State Archaeology Program serves the public.

Learn how archaeological sites are protected in Wisconsin.
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