Cobb Museum

1341 words 6 pages
Kyle Walker
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
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This language was used for everyday writings. The final section of the Rosetta Stone was written in Greek. Egyptian rulers used the Greek language at that point in history (http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/writing/rosetta.html). Even though the Rosetta Stone in the Cobb Museum is a replica, I still understand its significance to archeology and history. The New World Collection also had some interesting pieces. My favorite piece was one of the shell ornaments from the Lyon’s Bluff Collection. It was a flat rounded shell, decorated with four circles inside each other. The outside circle evenly spaced vertical lines going from the outside to the next circle. These lines made the outside look like flower petals. There were four small circles and small indented dots in the next circle. The next circle had a sunburst shape going around the innermost circle. The inside circle had two holes drilled in it. The shell was beautiful and white.
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

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