Browse Items tagged "fishing" (25 total)

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 fishhooks and fishhook blanks were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County, in the southern Piedmont. The craftsperson would first carve an interior oval-shaped hole in a flat bone, usually a phalanx or long bone, that would become…

These bone fish hook blanks were recovered from a Late Woodland site in Henry County in the southern Piedmont. The craftsperson would first carve an interior oval-shaped hole in a flat bone, usually a phalanx or long bone, that would become the…

Bone tools are common Middle to Late Woodland finds at sites where the soil is not too acidic for bone to decay. This bone fish hook is from a site in King George County on the northern Coastal Plain.

These bone fish hook blanks were recovered from a Late Woodland site in Henry County in the southern Piedmont. The craftsperson would first carve an interior oval-shaped hole in a flat bone, usually a phalanx or long bone, that would become the…

Bone tools are commonly found at Middle to Late Woodland sites. The largest item in this photo is a deer ulna that was made into a perforating tool, probably for hideworking. Also shown are two smaller pieces of worked bone and a fish hook. These…

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…

Stone was fashioned to serve many functions that one may not expect. These artifacts, based on the way they were ground and chipped into shape, are thought to have served as net sinkers for catching fish. Though these examples come from a Middle to…

Two Indian men are portrayed roasting fish on a wooden frame in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding considerable detail to White's eyewitness sketch, de Bry attempts to depict the lives…

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…