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These small copper beads were found at an Early Historic period site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. Native copper was an important prestige material for centuries before colonists arrived in Virginia. When Europeans arrived, they…

These tubular copper beads were found at an Early Historic period site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. Native copper was an important prestige material for centuries before colonists arrived in Virginia. When Europeans arrived, they…

These tubular copper beads were found at an Early Historic period site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. Native copper was an important prestige material for centuries before colonists arrived in Virginia. When Europeans arrived, they…

These traded glass beads come from an Early Historic period site in Prince George County on the southern Coastal Plain. Glass beads were introduced by Europeans into Native American exchange systems, which had involved trade in shell beads since…

These traded glass beads come from an Early Historic period site in Prince George County on the southern Coastal Plain. Glass beads were introduced by Europeans into Native American exchange systems, which had involved trade in shell beads since…

These artifacts come from an Early Historic period site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge region of west-central Virginia. They include sheet copper trade goods of European origin, and beads that could be made either of shell or white glass. …

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…