Browse Items tagged "crafts" (77 total)

Bone artifacts are common finds at Late Woodland sites, if preservation conditions allow them to survive in the soil. These bone tools were found at a site in Greensville County in the southern Piedmont. The awls (left) were used to pierce holes in…

These bone artifacts were found at a Late Woodland site in Greensville County in the southern Piedmont. They include a beamer (far bottom) used for hideworking, awls (left) with sharp tips used for piercing, incising, or perforating, a needle (far…

Bone tools are commonly found at Middle to Late Woodland sites. The largest item in this photo is a deer ulna that was made into a perforating tool, probably for hideworking. Also shown are two smaller pieces of worked bone and a fish hook. These…

Shell tempered ceramics were commonly produced in the Middle and Late Woodland periods across the Coastal Plain. This cord-decorated sherd was found at a site in King George County. Temper is the material mixed into the clay in order to add…

This small ceramic vessel was found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. It was impressed with coarse fabric, basketry, or a mat on the outside surface for decoration. Ceramic impressions allow archaeologists to study…

This partial ceramic vessel was found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. The exterior surface was impressed with fabric and notched with a fingernail along the rim for decoration. Ceramic impressions allow…

This partial ceramic vessel was found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. It was impressed with fabric and notched with a fingernail around the rim for decoration. Ceramic impressions allow archaeologists to study…

This reassembled ceramic vessel was found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. It was impressed with a unique, plaited or braided fabric and was notched with a fingertip along the rim. Ceramic impressions allow…

This small ceramic vessel was found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. It was impressed with a coarse net and notched along the rim for decoration. Ceramic impressions allow archaeologists to study Virginia Indian…

This partial ceramic vessel was found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. It was impressed with a fine net and notched with a fingernail along the rim for decoration. Some of the surface treatment was scraped away…