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This item was found during the 2011 Field School at MSU. It is a portion of a brush. The longest part measures 4.5 cm, and the additional pieces measure 1.25 cm and .25 cm.

These items were found during the 2010 Field School at MSU. One is the stem and a portion of the bowl of a pipe, and the other is the stem of a pipe. The inscription on the top pipe reads "In Gotha" and on the other side has an inscription that reads…

This item was found during the 2010 Field School at MSU. It is an ink well produced by Harrison's Columbian Ink Company. The bottle has 8 sides, a rolled finish on the lip, and a pontil scar made by the blowpipe on the bottom. The Harrison's…

This pocket knife was found during the 2010 field school and dates to the 19th century campus. The handle is bone, and the knife is made of metal. A large portion has become rusted over time.

This portion of a cow humerus was found during the 2010 field school season. The humerus has been cut three different ways. Butchering of animals on the historic campus was done by students, so cut marks are often imperfect and bear the marks of…

This survey was done as part of the 2010 field school, but was also mitigating the location prior to construction. Only a few artifacts were found, but the most interesting was a historic marble made of clay. Surveys are important because they allow…

The 2010 summer field school at MSU consisted of work primarily around Beaumont Tower and Sleepy Hollow. The goal was to find the trash pits from Saints Rest and potentially prehistoric finds, both of which were recovered.

These artifacts consist of a portion of a pipe and an inkwell. Both items date to the late 19th century and most likely belonged to students from at College Hall. Artifacts like these help us learn more about the habits of students. Smoking was…

This point is evidence of prehistoric occupation in the area. A number of these have been found, and early colonial accounts of the area mention an Indian encampment where the stadium is now located. The area is perfect for prehistoric occupation,…

Wooden Pipe carved with leaves on bowl and mouth piece, and lines on the stem. Dating from 1860-1890. Says "In Gotha" on middle of stem. Unknown origin. Found during the Summer 2010 field school.