Browse Items tagged "trade" (55 total)

These miscellaneous artifacts were found at an Early Historic period site in Caroline County on the Coastal Plain. They include pipes, a stone projectile point, and a shark tooth projectile point produced by Virginia Indians, as well as iron and…

These artifacts were found at an Early Historic site in Tazewell County, southwestern Virginia. They include a ground stone tool, bone tools, a stone discoidal or gaming piece, and metal of European origin. Virginia Indians manufactured and used…

These miscellaneous artifacts were found at an Early Historic period site in Caroline County, southwestern Virginia. They include ceramic sherds and pipe fragments produced by Virginia Indians, and iron trade goods obtained from colonists. Exchange…

These artifacts were found at an Early Historic period site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. Most are stone pendants that were worn suspended by a cord. The thin, grooved object at the center top row is a stone abrader. The claw-shaped…

This incised bone knife handle was manufactured by Europeans. It was traded to Virginia Indians and eventually was discarded at a site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge region. Virginia Indians used trade goods to navigate relationships with…

Copper items like these one were made by Virginia Indians with Native ore or obtained through trade exchanges with colonists. Native copper was been valued by Indian people for centuries before the colonists arrived. This is one reason why sheet…

This copper bead or pendant was found at an Early Historic period site in Prince George County, southwestern Virginia. Native copper was an important prestige material for centuries before colonists arrived in Virginia. When Europeans arrived, they…

This enameled brass ornament is of European manufacture. It was found at an Early Historic period village site in Caroline County on the northern Coastal Plain. Copper ornaments had been valued in Virginia Indian exchange systems for centuries…

This copper bangle or ornament was found at an Early Historic period site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. Native copper was an important prestige material for centuries before colonists arrived in Virginia. When Europeans arrived, they…

This copper bracelet was found at an Early Historic period site in Caroline County on the Coastal Plain. The raw material was probably traded to Virginia Indians by colonists, after which it was formed into this simple but elegant ornament. …