Browse Items tagged "trade" (55 total)

These artifacts 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 Europeans…

These shell disc beads come from an Early Historic period site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge region of west-central Virginia. Shell beads were traded extensively throughout Virginia since the Late Archaic period. When Europeans arrived in…

These traded glass “seed” beads come from an Early Historic period site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge region of west-central Virginia. Glass beads were introduced by Europeans into Native American exchange systems, which had involved…

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…

Chemical analysis has confirmed that the ore used to make this rolled copper pendant was pure Native ore sourced from Virginia. Virginia Indians produced and traded copper items centuries before Europeans introduced their variety of copper to the…

These cylindrical shell beads were found at a Late Woodland site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge region of west-central Virginia. They were made from purple-and-white Quahog clam shells like the one below them. Shell beads with this purple…

These shell beads were found at a Late Woodland site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge region of west-central Virginia. They are made from the Marginella genus of marine mollusks. Piedmont, Blue Ridge, and Shenandoah Valley groups obtained beads…