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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…

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These delicate bone weaving tools were used during the Late Woodland period at a site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. Included are several needles used for sewing as well as weaving.

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These bone tools were recovered from a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. The sharp short objects at the right are projectile points made of deer phalanges. Bone projectile points were more lightweight and durable than…

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This small four-hole bone whistle or flute was broken in use, which is probably why it ended up in a village trash pit. It is made from a long bone hollowed out in the middle, and was found at a Late Woodland site in Henry County in the southern…

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These ground stone celts or adzes were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. Celts or adzes were produced by selecting a hard and dense stone, breaking it into the rough correct shape by percussion, and then…

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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…

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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"…

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This pipe bowl was found at a Late Woodland and Early Historic period site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. It features a unique incised design of a human figure. Virginia Indians manufactured and used clay pipes beginning in the Early…

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This small ceramic vessel was found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. It was impressed with a coarse net and notched along the rim for decoration. Ceramic impressions allow archaeologists to study Virginia Indian…

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Shell tempered ceramics were commonly produced in the Middle and Late Woodland periods across the Coastal Plain. This cord-decorated sherd was found at a site in King George County. Temper is the material mixed into the clay in order to add…
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