Intro to Anthropology
Dr. Jean Marcus
November 16, 2012
Cobb Museum Paper
The Cobb Institute Museum at Mississippi State University displays items from the Old World and the New World. When I visited the museum I noticed a wide variety of artifacts. The Old world side contained pieces from many Old World countries, while the New World side featured a lot of pieces that are from local areas. Since there was such a vast number of artifacts at the Cobb Museum, I have decided to focus on the clay vessels and etchings in the Old and New World.
In the section of ceramics form Israel’s Iron Age II, there were a lot of pots and vessels. A four-room house in the Halif settlement is where the Archeologists found the …show more content…
The Scales Collection in the New World section housed pieces from Oktibbeha County (Cobb). There was a group of stone pipes in the Scales Collection case. Two of them were dark gray with decorative line etchings. The rest were mostly basic pipes. There was also a large collection of arrowheads. It thought it was neat that the arrowheads were local. The group was very varied. Some were short and wide; others were long and skinny. There was a mixture of red, brown, tan, black, and gray arrowheads. Another