Browse Items tagged "Early Historic" (52 total)

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. …

These tubular copper beads were 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…

These button backs and bell were found at an Early Historic period village site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. Virginia Indians had long valued items made from native copper. When Europeans arrived, they traded metal goods with…

These copper beads of various shapes were 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…

These tubular copper beads were 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…

These small copper beads were 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…