Browse Items tagged "dress" (104 total)

These cylindrical shell beads were found at a Late Woodland site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge region of west-central Virginia. Piedmont, Blue Ridge, and Shenandoah Valley groups obtained beads like these through trade with coastal groups. …

These photos show multiple views of the same artifact, a bear maxilla (upper jaw bone) found at a Late Woodland site in Tazewell County, southwestern Virginia. The bottom left image shows how the maxilla was cut and smoothed along the nasal, palatal…

Archaeologists have recovered whole or fragmentary antler sets from several sites in northwestern Virginia. Cut marks at the base, where portions of the skull bone are often still attached, as well as the lack of use wear on the tips, suggests that…

These artifacts found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. The bottom object is a bone beamer. Beamers were made by cutting a groove into a long bone to produce two sharp, parallel edges. The tool was then used to…

These bone artifacts were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. They include, from left to right: a lightly ground section for the mandible of a garfish; a needle fashioned from the mandible of a garfish, which…

These bone beads were found at a Late Woodland site in Henry County in the southern Piedmont. Most are made from the terminal wing phalanges of wild turkeys, and are called wing-phalanx beads. These were either strung to create necklaces or…

This unusual artifact was recovered from a Late Woodland site in Southampton County on the southern Coastal Plain. It is a small stone head effigy bead. An effigy is an object made to represent the form of something else, usually a person or animal. …

These ground stone gorgets and pendants were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. They include steatite, schist, shale, and banded slate specimens. These types of stone produced impressive, shining colors when…

These ground stone celts, chisel, gorget, and pendants were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. The gorgets and pendants have holes for suspension and are made from chlorite and slate. The two pendants at the…

This two-hole polished stone pendant or gorget was found at a Middle to Late Woodland site in Greensville County in the southern Piedmont. It was ornamental or protective in function, and would have been worn around the neck or throat. (Photo…