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This sharpened antler projectile point was found at a Late Woodland site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. Bone or antler projectile points were sometimes advantageous over stone ones because they were far lighter. The tips of deer…

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These bone beads were found at a Late Woodland site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. They are highly polished and were probably strung onto a necklace or sewn onto clothing as decoration. Bone beads were produced during the Middle…

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These platform pipes were found by a private collector in Virginia. They are carved from stone and highly polished. Stone pipes like these were made by Virginia Indians during the Late Woodland period.

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These bone and stone ornaments were found at a Late Woodland site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. They include pendants and tubular beads that were made into jewelry or sewn onto clothes. Included are several animal incisor teeth…

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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…

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People first began producing steatite bowls in Virginia in the Late Archaic period. This specimen was found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. It has been finely smoothed on its interior and exterior surfaces.

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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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These ground stone axes and celts were found at a site in Henry County in the southern Piedmont. Ground stone tool production involved pecking and grinding the stone down to shape instead of chipping the stone away. Ground stone tools were often…

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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 ceramic sherds are intricately decorated with incised geometric designs, forming bands around the vessel. This type of pottery is called Abbott Farm ware. This ware is diagnostic of the Late Woodland period and is relatively rare in Virginia. …
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