Placing photographs of more than 20,000 items from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s artifact collection onto the museum’s website was a lot of work for Seth Johnson.
Technology offers great tools for archaeologists, such as analyzing the residue in ancient ceramic containers to reveal what they contained, or testing proteins on stone artifacts to find what animals were butchered or killed with the tools.
LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL MONUMENT — Denice Swanke, the new superintendent at Little Bighorn Battlefield, wants to keep a promise made a year ago to bring the national monument’s vast artifact collection back from storage at a conservation center in Tucson, Ariz.
A Garryowen man with a history of child pornography convictions admitted to his third offense in U.S. District Court in Billings on Wednesday.
CASPER, Wyo. — Bruce Berst, a Wyoming frontier historian and re-enactor, has been collecting artifacts since the mid-1970s: dozens of antique firearms, dozens of American Indian relics.
CODY, Wyo. — Rare and sacred items belonging to the Crow Tribe arrived here Friday afternoon in a small U-Haul trailer towed behind a pickup truck.
Gary Miller, installation manager at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, checks over the artifacts Friday belonging to Chief Plenty Coups and the Crow Tribe. The items were moved from Pryor to the Wyoming museum to escape floodwaters.
Workers with Chief Plenty Coups State Park in Pryor and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyo., unload historic artifacts belonging to the Crow Indians and Chief Plenty Coups.
Martel demonstrates that the musket he found can still be cocked. When he found the gun, the hammer was locked in position, but loosening the screw opposite the hammer freed the device.
GLENDIVE - How many people can say they've found an Indian wars battle site from 1876?
This photo on a glass plate was uncovered with a bayonet and sheath wrapped in a blanket, Maxx Martel said.
Maxx Martel, of Glendive, poses with a Civil War-era musket in a makeshift museum he has set up with the permission of the owners of the Glendive Campground. In the background are display cases containing many of the other finds Martel has made while combing the countryside around his Easte…
The brass crossed swords of a cavalry insignia adorn a bone Indian breastplate. His most productive find was a U.S. Army battle site from the 1800s.
Delicately flinted points are part of the display at the Glendive Campground.