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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...

Date: 1927-03-11 

Description: Ali Bacha looking south. Three indigenous men work on an archaeological excavation in Algeria, Africa. On the left a man examines material in a wheelbarrow...

Date: 1929 

Description: A prehistoric station out among the dunes at Biskra, Algeria.

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)

Date: 1948-08-10 

Description: Bonnie Butler, 4525 Winnequah Road, is looking at old Indian bones uncovered by road digging machinery that cut into the edge of a mound in Frost Woods whe...

Date: 1929 

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

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Description: Drawing of Trempealeau Mounds.

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...

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...

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: 1936 ca.

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

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.

Date: 1948-08-10 

Description: Mike Mansfield is looking at old Indian bones uncovered by road digging machinery that cut into the edge of a mound across from his house in Frost Woods wh...

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.

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...

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

Trench at Medfoun

Date: 1929 

Description: Men excavating a trench in the escargotiere (snail midden) at Medfoun. Brahim is in the trench and Shabane is standing with the shovel. A screen and piles...

Photograph

Bison Bones

Date: 1936-10-09 ca.

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

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)
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