How did people express themselves artistically? What kinds of things did they use for personal adornment? Many different materials were used for art, but in Wisconsin wood, leather, and basketry have not survived. A variety of stone, bone, and antler objects have been found. We aren't sure of their meaning, and these items may have had ritual as well as artistic significance.
Rock art includes carvings (petroglyphs) and drawings or paintings (pictographs) Rock art occurs in many places around the world, and often represents the only preserved art of prehistoric cultures. These special reflections on the past erode through time, but often are damaged or destroyed by modern graffiti, and in some instances by theft. Archaeologists strive to preserve rock art through photography and mapping, and by fostering good stewardship.