Browse Items tagged "Early Historic" (52 total)

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…