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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.

EXCAVATED CELADON CENSER

Marine excavated celadon censer, Sulu Sea (off coast of ...

EXCAVATED KHMER COOKING VESSEL

Excavated Khmer cooking vessel, Cambodia, Bayon Period, ...

Excavated Sawankhalok Teacup

Excavated celadon teacup, Sawankhalok period (Sukhothai ...

FOSSILIZED SEA CORAL

Marine excavated petrified sea coral, Sulu Sea, off ...

GLAZED KHMER JARLET

Incised brown glazed Khmer Jarlet, Khmer, Cambodia, ...

HAN BRONZE POURING VESSEL

Excavated bronze three-legged pouring vessel, Buddha, north ...

HAN DYNASTY JAR

Han Dynasty covered jar, 206 BC - 220 AD, China

Han Granary Jar

Excavated earthenware tomb granary jar, Han dynasty, China

Han Granary Jar

Excavated earthenware covered granary jar, Han dynasty, ...

IGBO TRIBE EKWE DRUM

Igbo tribe "ekwe" drum. Nigeria, mid 20th C.

INDIA WOOD SANDALS

Wood sandals, India. E. 20th C.

INDIAN COPPER EWER

Indian Mughal Copper pouring vessel

INDONESIAN MALE EFFIGY

Squatting male figure, Rote Island, Indonesia, mid 20th C.

JENI TRIBE EARTHENWARE

Excavated earthenware storage jar, Jeni Tribe, Mali, ...

KALINGA STORAGE JAR

Terra cotta rice storage jar, Kalinga, Philippines, 12"H x ...

KANBAN JAPANESE SHOP SIGN

Kanban (Japanese Shop Sign) for a fish fertilizer shop, ...

KENDI POURING VESSEL

Marine recovered Kendi, Palawan, Philippines, 15th-16th C.

Khmer Cambodia Limepot

Ceramic lime-pot, Cambodia

KUBA TRIBE FOOD BASKET

Kuba tribe food storage basket, Congo, Africa, 5.5"H x 9"W.

LOPBURI KILN PESTLE

Terra cotta hand anvil/pestle, Lopburi kiln excavations, ...

LUBA KINGDOM POUR VESSEL

Pouring vessel, incised clay, Luba Kingdom, Zaire, Congo, ...

MARINE RECOVERED POURING VESSEL

Marine-recovered Aegean Sea ceramic pouring ...

Marine Recovered Jarlet

Marine recovered jarlet, Sawankhalok, Thailand

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