June 25, 2016

Nobody guessed this one, y'all.

Many old trunks, chest and padlocks sported these decorative swinging covers, possibly to protect the internal components from water and dust. The one above was found on a Louisiana plantation site.

June 20, 2016

It's Mystery Monday again. Any idea what this thing is?

June 17, 2016

This was an easy one for many of you.  Civil War saber brass scabbard tip.  The end sometimes was referred to as a "sword drag" and this one shows sign of dragging the ground.  You can see some of the different types in the antique illustration. 

This par...

June 13, 2016

Can you guess what today's mystery artifact is? No clues. Use our Facebook comments to guess. We'll let you know Friday.

June 10, 2016

Congrats to Ontario Mike and Iowa Dale. They both knew this piece could likely be a trade silver arm band.

Y'all know your stuff. Maybe it's because they're more commonly found in your neck of the woods. The cool thing about this one is that Sal found it in the Deep Sou...

June 7, 2016

Hey, History Hunters!


We know we owe you a spring Virginia 2016 recap, but we're excited to start this weekly series so just get over it and be patient (or check our Facebook page for some highlights).


In the meantime, do you know what this found object is? Think it o...

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