023_23The museum’s collection includes objects from most major North American cultural areas, as well as from many different countries of the world. The oldest item is a hominid chopping tool from East Africa that dates to almost two million years ago. Some of our artifacts are:

  • Rhode Island arrow points and tools
  • Prehistoric stone artifacts from New England
  • Native New England woodsplint baskets
  • Native American baskets and pottery
  • Eskimo Kayak
  • Plains Indian clothing, bows, arrows, andstone-headed clubs
  • Stone Age and Bronze Age artifacts from Europe
  • Babylonian cuneiform tablet
  • East African lion hunting spears
  • West African masks and sculptures
  • Peruvian textiles