Deats/Thatcher Archeological Collection Database!

Welcome to our Online Deats/Thatcher Archeological Collection Database!

The Deats/Thatcher Archeological Collection is a combined collection of Native American artifacts that attracted the interest of two early 20th century collectors: Hiram E. Deats and John C. Thatcher. The bulk of the collection is that of Mr. Deats, but the artifacts commingled and are treated as one collection here. By clicking on the image below, the database will direct you to the titled subject matter; some contain a listing of sub-tiles associated with each.

Please be advised that use and/or reproduction of the images shown on this website are prohibited without prior permission from the Hunterdon County Historical Society.

Personal Artifacts
The selection of images posted here for public viewing are only a portion of our entire collection. This section contains items within the Deats/Thatcher Archeological Collection that relate to Clothing, Jewelry, and Smoking Pipes.
Tools & Equipment
The selection of images posted here for public viewing are only a portion of our entire collection. This section contains items within the Deats/Thatcher Archeological Collection that relate to Food Processing & Preparation, Food Service, Masonry & Stone working, Multiple Use, Painting, and Woodworking.
Projectile Points/Armament
The selection of images posted here for public viewing are only a portion of our entire collection. This section contains items within the Deats/Thatcher Archeological Collection that relate to Projectile Points/Armament.
Unclassified
The selection of images posted here for public viewing are only a portion of our entire collection. This section contains items within the Deats/Thatcher Archeological Collection that relate to Unclassified.
Religious/Ceremonial
The selection of images posted here for public viewing are only a portion of our entire collection. This section contains items within the Deats/Thatcher Archeological Collection that relate to Religious/Ceremonial.

Download pdfs with complete list of cabinet contents by clicking on the appropriate name (please note Cabinet 1 is empty):
CABINET 2 | CABINET 3 | CABINET 4 | CABINET 5 | CABINET 6 | CABINET 7


Support for this program is provided in part by a grant from the Astle-Alpaugh Family Foundation. A special thanks to Mr. Bob Sands, Project Manager and consultants Dr. Richard Veit and Dr. Gregory Herman.