Browse Items tagged "crafts" (77 total)

This reassembled ceramic vessel was found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. It was decorated by impressing fabric onto the surface of the wet clay and using a fingernail to make notches along the lip. Ceramic…

This ceramic vessel was found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. It was decorated by impressing fabric onto the surface of the wet clay and using a fingernail to make notches along the lip. Ceramic impressions allow…

This large reassembled ceramic vessel was found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. It was decorated by impressing fabric onto the surface of the wet clay and using a fingernail to make notches along the lip. Ceramic…

These ceramic sherds were found at a Late Woodland site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge region of west-central Virginia. They belong to the Dan River phase (1000 - 1450 C.E.) of the Late Woodland period, and feature incised rim decoration. The…

Archaeologists have pieced together these sherds to see what the original ceramic vessel looked like. The sherds were found in King William County on the Coastal Plain and were made in the Middle to Late Woodland period. The vessel was tempered…

Archaeologists have pieced together these sherds to see what the original ceramic vessel looked like. The sherds were found in King William County on the Coastal Plain and were made in the Middle to Late Woodland period. The vessel was tempered…

This ceramic sherd was found at a Late Woodland site in Southampton County on the southern Coastal Plain. It is classified as Townsend ware because it is tempered with finely crushed shell and impressed with a fabric-wrapped paddle. Temper refers…

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…

These ceramic sherds were once part of vessels decorated by impressing a net onto the surface of the wet clay before firing. The sherds in the top left show the inside surface of the vessel, with distinctive scoring marks. They were found in Henrico…

These miscellaneous stone and clay artifacts were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. The object at the top left is a broken steatite gorget. At the top center is a clay disc, perhaps a gaming piece, with…