ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY
FLOYD RITTER COLLECTION
This picture shows a few
of the artifacts that have been gathered together over the past several
years in a private collection located in the central United States. This
picture shows a wide range of material.
The frame on the wall at the top left contains several Neolithic
daggers from Europe. The frame next to it is full of Cahokia related
Mississippian artifacts. The next frame contains several historical beaded
knife sheaths and pipe tomahawks. The frame to the right is filled with
several different types of quartz, granite and slate banner stones.
The two large glass cases on the floor contain a wide variety
of different cultural material, mostly from North America. The top shelves
are filled with different styles of Mississippian ceramic pots. Notice the
"head pot" in the case on the right. This case also contains
quite a few discoidals on the third and fourth shelves. There are several
different types of pipes on the second shelf. The bottom shelf contains
many axes and more discoidals.
The case on the left contains a lot of spades and some axes
on the two lower shelves. Along with the various types of ceramic pots,
the top two shelves are also filled with several different types of banner