Turtle Effigy Pipes

Geolocation

Title

Turtle Effigy Pipes

Description

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 found in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont.

Date Created

900 - 1600 C.E.

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Format

Photograph

Physical Dimension

1788 × 1182

Coverage

Halifax County