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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. …

Archaeologists know that steatite, or soapstone, was an important material for people living in the Late Archaic period. This illustration shows some examples of unfinished soapstone bowls that were produced in the central Piedmont. Finished bowls…

Archaeologists know that steatite, or soapstone, was an important material for people living in the Late Archaic period. This illustration shows the process of pecking away the soapstone from a quarried block to produce a bowl. Trace element…

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A wife of an Indianweroance, or chief, carries a gourd while her eight-to-ten-year-old daughter waves a European rattle and holds a well-dressed doll in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding…

An Indian mother, carrying a water gourd, and her child, carrying what appears to be an English doll, pose in this watercolor by John White, the English artist who in 1585 accompanied a failed colonizing expedition to Roanoke Island in present-day…