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Turtle Mound

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

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.

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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.

Date: 1936 ca.

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

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)

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)

Organizational Description

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Photograph

Workmen at Mechta

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: Workmen excavate at an archaeological site at Mechta. M. Bebruge is the man in the foreground. A man sitting on the ground in the background on the right i...

Photograph

Bison Bones

Date: 1936-10-09 ca.

Description: Bones of a bison still in the earth as found.

Photograph

"A Votre Sante"

Date: 1930 

Description: Slightly elevated view of a group of men, women and children having a meal outdoors on the ground. They are gathered around a box being used as a table. Cu...

Historical Essay

Oneota Ceramic Vessel

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Decorated shell-tempered pot from the OT site (47-LC-0262), 1500-1625. (Museum object #1995.218.39)

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: A group of well-dressed men gather at the digging site at Interstate Park.

Date: 1910 ca.

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

Photograph

Turtle Effigy Mound

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Description: A turtle effigy mound on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, outlined by melting snow.

Photograph

Sphinx de Gizeh

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...

Photograph

Jaw Bone

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: The jaw bone of a bison as found in the earth.

Date: 1929 

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

Date: 1927-03-23 

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...

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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...

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