Archaeology of Madison County -- Artifacts from the Madison County Historical Society and courtesy of Dr. Julie Zimmermann

 

pottery shards
Three pottery shards. They are the Hopewell style decorated wtih the Bluff Dale Rocker type of stamping. Material: Ceramic. Location: Gehring Site, Feature 203. Culture: Middle Woodland (200 BCE-500 CE). Object 11MS99 BD-203-5 a.$b.-2013 courtesy of Dr. Julie Zimmermann.

 

mica
Mica. Mica is a shiny mineral that Native Americans used to create figurines, jewelry, and other artifacts. This raw material was a very valuable trade item. Location: Gehring Site, Feature 203. Culture: Middle Woodland. Object 11MS99-203-2013 courtesy of Dr. Julie Zimmermann.

 

stone fragments
Stone fragments. This group of broken cherts or stone fragments were found together, but they come from different tools — arrowhead, knife blades, and flakes. Material: Chert. Location: Gehring Site, Feature 203. Culture: Middle Woodland. Object 11MS99-203-1-2013 curtesy of Dr. Julie Zimmermann.

 

figurine
Figurine. This was made in the Middle Woodland time period (CE 0-350). Not much is known about these types of figurines, including their purpose. Material: Ceramic. Location: Gehring Site, Feature 203. Culture: Middle Woodland. Object 11MS99-203-1-2013 courtesy of Dr. Julie Zimmermann.