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Painted Pebbles- Lower Pecos Canyonlands, TX

Painted Pebbles- Lower Pecos Canyonlands, TX

Texas Archaeology Research Laboratory recently revised painted pebble chronology, noting a 2000 year gap between the first decorative series (early archaic) and six latter styles (late archaic to late prehistoric).

Glass Pin Insulator- Owasha, Canada

Glass Pin Insulator- Owasha, Canada

Glass insulators are remnants of electric transmission systems during the mid 19th century.

Best of Archaeology in 2018: Lithic Artifacts

Best of Archaeology in 2018: Lithic Artifacts

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Best of Archaeology in 2018: Bone and Shell Artifacts

Best of Archaeology in 2018: Bone and Shell Artifacts

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Best of Archaeology in 2018: Glass Artifacts

Best of Archaeology in 2018: Glass Artifacts

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Best of Archaeology in 2018: Metal Artifacts

Best of Archaeology in 2018: Metal Artifacts

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Best of Archaeology in 2018: Clay Artifacts

Best of Archaeology in 2018: Clay Artifacts

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Freshwater Shell Beads- Alberta, Canada

Freshwater Shell Beads- Alberta, Canada

Institution: Alberta’s Historic Places Province: Alberta Archaeology Object Category: Beads Era: 16th Century Archaeologists at Cluny Fortified Village recovered over 1,450 remnants of beads made from clam species Lampsilis radiata siliquoidea and Lasmigona complanata. The beads were found at various stages of production including unfinished blanks, finished edges with undrilled […]

Feeding Bottle Nipple Guard- New Castle County, DE

Feeding Bottle Nipple Guard- New Castle County, DE

Institution: Dovetail Cultural Resource Group State: Delaware Archaeology Object Category: Bottle Era: 19th Century Archaeologists reinterpreted ring fragments as a mouth guard for 19th century baby feeding bottles. The ring was attached to long, flexible tubes that drew milk from glass reservoir. The tube essentially […]

Lead Cloth Seal- Niles, MI.

Lead Cloth Seal- Niles, MI.

View this post on Instagram Any guesses what this amazing find might be? Read about it in our latest blog post! The link is in our bio. #archaeology #firstfind #blog #blogger #bloggersofinstagram #artifact #cool #history #lead #coolfind #checkitout A post shared by Fort St. Joseph […]