Artifact of the Day

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 […]

Search by Object: Ammunition to Buttons

Search by Object: Ammunition to Buttons

  Click image to expand. Click link box for original post.   Ammunition Awls Axe Banner Stones Beads Bed Hardware Bells Bifaces Bottles Bowls Bricks Brushes Buckets Buckles Buttons

Search by Object: Clasps to Light Bulb

Search by Object: Clasps to Light Bulb

  Click image to expand. Click link box for original post. Clasps Coffin Hardware Coins Compact Cufflinks Cup Curlers Dice Dolls/Figurines Drills Flakes Forks Garden Hoe Guns Harps Hooks Jugs Knives Ladles Lamps Light Bulbs

Search by Object: Marbles to Tobacco Pipes

Search by Object: Marbles to Tobacco Pipes

  Click image to expand. Click link box for original post. Marbles Miniatures Nail Net Parasol Pendant Pin Plate Pot Projectile Point Restraints Scissors Scraper Shoe Spoon Stemware Syringe Tobacco Pipe

Duplex Kerosene Lamp Burner (3D)- Red Cedar River, MI

Duplex Kerosene Lamp Burner (3D)- Red Cedar River, MI

Historic Lantern Base by capmsu on Sketchfab   This artifact is a fragment of a duplex, kerosene lamp burner. The lamp itself was specifically fueled with kerosene based on presence of the wick holder. In this case, “duplex” refers to the two wick holders at […]

The Catalogue: Bifaces

The Catalogue: Bifaces

  The Catalogue is a collection of artifact-related posts from professional social media accounts. The term “biface” refers to the manufacturing technique in which both sides a stone are flint knapped. Depending on their shape, bifaces could be used as spear points, scrapers, knives, etc. […]

Columella Beveled Tool- Palm Beach, FL

Columella Beveled Tool- Palm Beach, FL

View this post on Instagram #ExperimentalArchaeology is the re-creation of technology from the past in order to prove or disprove our ideas about what life was like! Here, we have a replica tool made from the columella, or central spiral, of a #conch shell (above) […]

Scissor Blade- St. Mary’s City, MD

Scissor Blade- St. Mary’s City, MD

Although our week in the field has been mostly spent mapping and avoiding bad weather, there are always new discoveries coming from the lab. We weren’t sure about this mystery iron artifact when it was found a few weeks ago, but it became clear from […]

PRM & M Co. Brick (3D)- Ontario, Canada

PRM & M Co. Brick (3D)- Ontario, Canada

Brick from the Parliament Site by ASI on Sketchfab   This brick was recovered from a site formerly home to two parliament buildings in Ontario, Canada. Both buildings were destroyed in fires- one by American Troops in 1819, the other from an overheated chimney 1824. […]

Pipestone Effigy- Wabasha County, MN

Pipestone Effigy- Wabasha County, MN

This red pipestone animal effigy closely resembles a bear. Two ears, a stub tail and legs with feet have been carved…. Posted by UW-La Crosse MVAC on Thursday, July 12, 2018   How does one interpret this artifact? Was this a fashionable pendant?  Did it have […]