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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Description: Prof. H. Scudder McKeel looking at recreated petroglyphs based upon carvings found on the walls of an Indian rock shelter near Twin Bluffs, New Lisbon. Thi...
Date: 1936 ca.
Description: Three men look over the process of uncovering bones of a bison in Interstate Park.
Description: The camp at El Kantara, Algeria. In the foreground, members of the expedition are sleeping on pallets, under blankets. Just beyond the sleepers are two tru...
Description: A skull at the bottom of a excavation at Mechta. A digging pick has been included to show scale.
Description: Map of location of bones, used in bison excavation project.
Date: 1936-10-09 ca.
Description: Bones of a bison still in the earth as found.
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.
Description: A turtle effigy mound on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, outlined by melting snow.
Date: 1890 ca.
Description: The Sphinx at Giza in Egypt. Three men are standing or sitting on the shoulder of the Sphinx, and several men are sitting in the shade below with two camel...
Description: Ensemble of diggings at Ali Bacha. View looking downhill towards three men working on an archaeological excavation in Algeria, Africa. On the left an indig...
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...
Wisconsin Historical Museum Field Trip
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,...
Description: In 1916, it was estimated that 15,000 Indian mounds had formerly existed in Wisconsin. In the early 20th century, the Wisconsin Archaeological Society surv...
Description: The jaw bone of a bison as found in the earth.
Description: Five examples of typical Wisconsin flint weapon points found at Interstate Park.
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