Browse Items tagged "animal" (26 total)

Sharpened bone and antler tips were often hollowed at the base and used as projectile points. These points are from a Late Woodland site in Henry County in the southern Piedmont. Bone tips may have been advantageous over stone points because they…

These bone artifacts were found at a site in Henry County in the southern Piedmont region. Included are scraping and hideworking tools, like the beamer at the bottom center. A worked mandible, incisor teeth, and phalanx (toe bone) are present, as…

These artifacts were found at a Late Woodland site in Henry County in the southern Piedmont. They include a deer ulna (arm bone) awl (used for piercing, perforating, or incising hide or other material), other long bone tools, animal incisor teeth…

These bone artifacts were found at a Late Woodland site in Greensville County in the southern Piedmont. They include a beamer (far bottom) used for hideworking, awls (left) with sharp tips used for piercing, incising, or perforating, a needle (far…

These photos show multiple views of the same artifact, a bear maxilla (upper jaw bone) found at a Late Woodland site in Tazewell County, southwestern Virginia. The bottom left image shows how the maxilla was cut and smoothed along the nasal, palatal…

Archaeologists have recovered whole or fragmentary antler sets from several sites in northwestern Virginia. Cut marks at the base, where portions of the skull bone are often still attached, as well as the lack of use wear on the tips, suggests that…

These artifacts found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. The bottom object is a bone beamer. Beamers were made by cutting a groove into a long bone to produce two sharp, parallel edges. The tool was then used to…

These bone beads were found at a Late Woodland site in Henry County in the southern Piedmont. Most are made from the terminal wing phalanges of wild turkeys, and are called wing-phalanx beads. These were either strung to create necklaces or…

People living on the Southeast coasts often used shark teeth as projectile points or other tools. This tooth, found at an Early to Late Woodland site in Prince George County on the Coastal Plain, is unusual because it belonged to a shark living…

People living on the Southeast coasts often used shark teeth as projectile points or other tools. This tooth, found at an Early to Late Woodland site in Prince George County on the Coastal Plain, is unusual because it belonged to a shark living…