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Artifacts

Artifacts, archaeologically speaking are objects made or modified by a human culture and later recovered from an archaeological endeavor. In the case of 'cultural artifacts', these are human-made objects which give information about the culture of its creators and users and usually had a practical purpose. Some of these are ancient objects that have been recovered from marine excavations, unearthed or just "found".

Some of our current collection of artifacts are shown in this category such as the example to the right; an anthropomorphic figure handle fragment of a carved limestone secondary burial urn cover from a site in the Kulaman plateau, Cotabato province, Mindanao island, in the Philippine archipelago.

Many of our favorite pieces are in this category, their age and history being particularly fascinating. Since each of these items usually had some practical use, the history behind them and the primitive hands that made and used them is awe inspiring.

Sugar Cane Crushing Gear

Molave' wood sugar cane crusher gear, Philippines

Tabwa Zaire Chieftains Bed

Wood chieftan's bed, Tabwa people, Africa

TERRA COTTA NANDI BULL FIGURE

Terra cotta Nandi bull figure with polychrome paint. India, ...

Terra cotta Pouring Vessel

Terracotta pouring vessel, Cambodia

TIBETAN COPPER LOCKET

Copper locket,Tibetan, early 20th C., 1.5" high by 4.5" ...

TIMOR ISLAND SKULL MASK

Bone scrimshaw mask, Timor Island, Indonesia

TIMOR SKULL MASK

Bone scrimshaw mask, Timor Island, Indonesia

TIMOR SKULL MASK

Bone scrimshaw mask Timor Island, Indonesia

TIN CIGARETTE BOX

Tin cigarette box from “Best Egyptian Cigarettes 100 No. 9 ...

TOMB EXCAVATED HAN CHINESE FIGURE

Han Dynasty "stick man" figure (repaired) on plexiglass ...

TOMB EXCAVATED HAN DYNASTY FIGURE

Tomb excavated, painted earthenware female figure in muted ...

VIETNAM WAR DRUM

US Armed Forces made drum, Vietnam

Vietnamese Buddhist Temple Duck Architectural Element

Buddhist pagoda temple architectural duck figure, Vietnam

VIETNAMESE GLAZED JARLET

Excavated crackle glaze jarlet, Hanoi, Vietnam, Tran ...

WEATHERED MADONNA FIGURE

Well weathered, wooden Madonna figure, Philippines, 44"H x ...

WOOD CART WHEEL, TURKEY

Wooden farmers cart wheel, Turkey, 20th C.

YAK MILK BUCKET

Wood yak milk bucket with animal handle, Tibet, early 20th ...

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