Browse Items tagged "animal" (26 total)

These Early Historic period artifacts were found at a site in Westmoreland County on the northern Coastal Plain. They include locally produced Chesapeake Pipe bowls with rouletted animal figure designs, European glazed ceramic sherds, a net sinker,…

These miscellaneous artifacts were found at an Early Historic period site in Caroline County on the Coastal Plain. They include pipes, a stone projectile point, and a shark tooth projectile point produced by Virginia Indians, as well as iron and…

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…

This turtle shell was found at a Late Woodland site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. It has been carefully cut, polished, and smoothed around the rim and interior to produce a bowl or cup. Turtle shells were commonly used for this…

This sharpened antler projectile point was found at a Late Woodland site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. Bone or antler projectile points were sometimes advantageous over stone ones because they were far lighter. The tips of deer…

These assorted bone tools were found at a Late Woodland site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. They include awls, hairpins, a beamer (top), a turtle shell cup or bowl, fish hooks, a needle and other hideworking tools, and a knife made…

These bone and stone ornaments were found at a Late Woodland site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. They include pendants and tubular beads that were made into jewelry or sewn onto clothes. Included are several animal incisor teeth…

These broken stone effigy pipes or ornaments are carved to represent turtles. An effigy is an object made to represent the form of something else, usually a person or animal. These unique artifacts probably date to the Late Woodland period and were…

This artifact was found at a late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. It is a large section of antler that appears to have been used as a pick. The cut-and-pointed short prong shows considerable use wear and polish. (Photo…

Turtle shells were frequently used by Virginia Indians as cups or bowls. This one, found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont, was made into a container by carefully grinding away the portion of the skeleton that was…