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Cigar store figurine.jpg
This carved and painted cigar store figure, made around 1870, represents a man in supposed Indian dress. Unlike most cigar store figures of the period, this one depicts a Virginia Indian of the 1600s, wearing a crown of tobacco leaves and a "kilt"…

Rappahannock - Page 42.jpg
This classic-style wood-fired turtle container with lid is the work of Voncie "Bright Eyes" Fortune (Rappahannock). The photograph was originally published inThe Virginia Indian Heritage Trail(2007), produced by theVirginia Indian Programof the…

Chickahominy - Page 30.jpg
This classic-style wood-fired urn is the work of Zelma "Deer in Water" Wynn (Chickahominy). The photograph, by Mathias Tornqvist, was originally published inThe Virginia Indian Heritage Trail(2007), produced by theVirginia Indian Programof…

44YO0119,123,124,127,128,144,145,204_grooved_axes_J.H.Taylor_Collection.jpg
These grooved axes were collected from York county on the Coastal Plain. They are examples of chipped and ground stone technology, the latter of which first appeared during the Late Archaic period. This method of tool production involved pecking and…

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These grooved stone axes come from a site in King George county on the northern Coastal Plain. The smooth axes are examples of ground stone technology, which first appeared during the Late Archaic period. This method of tool production involved…

44AH0193_net_sinkers.jpg
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…

44HA0065_William_Allgood_turtle_carapace_bone_tools_general.jpg
Bone and shell artifacts do not often survive at Early Woodland sites due to long exposure in the highly acidic soil. However, it is likely that Early woodland people used bone and shell artifacts like these ones, found at a Late Woodland site in…

44HA0065_John_Wells_bone_beamers_excavation.jpg
Bone tools do not often survive at Early Woodland sites. However, it is likely that Early Woodland people used beamers like these ones, found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. Beamers were made by cutting a groove…

44GO0027_GroundStone.jpg
Ground stone technology first appeared during the Late Archaic period, but continued into the Early Woodland period. These ground stone artifacts are from an Early Woodland site in Goochland County, central Virginia. The item in the middle has a…

PCA_Grooved_Axes.JPG
These grooved axes are examples of ground stone technology, which first appeared during the Late Archaic period. This method of tool production involved pecking and grinding the stone down to shape instead of chipping the stone away. Ground stone…
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