1 2 3
.

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)

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)

Date: 1927 

Description: A man holds the broken end of a giant prehistoric ox horn next to the rest of the horns and partial skull to show the size. It is noted that they measured...

Date: 1910 ca.

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

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: The jaw bone of Bison Occidentalis in the peat pit at Interstate Park.

Photograph

Turtle Effigy Mound

Date:  

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

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...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Historic site marker to commemorate Man Mound and to mark Man Mound Park. The inscription reads "Man Mound Park. Mound located and platted by W.H. Canfie...

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

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...

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

Copper Pike

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Hammered copper pike found with prehistoric bison bones.

Date: 1936 ca.

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

Learn how archaeological sites are protected in Wisconsin.

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 Museum Archaeology Program (MAP)

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

Photograph

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.

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)

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...

Date: 1936 ca.

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

1 2 3

Have Questions?

If you didn't find the material you searched for, our Library Reference Staff can help.

Call our reference desk at 608-264-6535 or email us at:

.
.