Tubular Copper Beads

Geolocation

Title

Tubular Copper Beads

Description

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 produced sheet copper ornaments to be traded with Virginia Indians. Exchange of material goods was one way that people navigated relationships with colonists in the early seventeenth century. (Photo enhanced)

Date Created

1600 - 1700 C.E.

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Format

Photograph

Physical Dimension

640 × 480

Coverage

Montgomery County