Browse Items tagged "dress" (104 total)

These traded beads come from an Early Historic period site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge region of west-central Virginia. They include shell, bone, and glass “seed” beads and a larger bone disk bead. Glass beads were introduced by…

These bone beads are made from the phalanges (wingtip bones) of turkeys. Virginia Indians produced many of these beads during the Late Archaic period. These two were found at an Early Historic site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. Beads…

These traded glass beads come from an Early Historic period site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. Glass beads were introduced by Europeans into Native American exchange systems, which had involved trade in shell beads since the Late…

These shell beads were found at an Early Historic period site in Montgomery County in Southwestern Virginia. They are made from the Marginella genus of marine molluscs. Shell beads were valuable in Virginia Indian exchange systems long before the…

These bone awls or hairpins were found at a Late Woodland site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. The bottom specimen has been notched to produce a serrated edge. Hairpins were used for various styles and occasions.

These assorted bone tools were found at a Late Woodland site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. They include awls, hairpins, a beamer (top), a turtle shell cup or bowl, fish hooks, a needle and other hideworking tools, and a knife made…

These bone beads were found at a Late Woodland site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. They are highly polished and were probably strung onto a necklace or sewn onto clothing as decoration. Bone beads were produced during the Middle…

These bone and stone ornaments were found at a Late Woodland site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. They include pendants and tubular beads that were made into jewelry or sewn onto clothes. Included are several animal incisor teeth…

These bone artifacts were found at a site in Henry County in the southern Piedmont region. Included are scraping and hideworking tools, like the beamer at the bottom center. A worked mandible, incisor teeth, and phalanx (toe bone) are present, as…

These artifacts were found at a Late Woodland site in Henry County in the southern Piedmont. They include a deer ulna (arm bone) awl (used for piercing, perforating, or incising hide or other material), other long bone tools, animal incisor teeth…