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44HR0003_fish_hooks_&_blanks.jpg
These bone fish hook blanks were recovered from a Late Woodland site in Henry County in the southern Piedmont. The craftsperson would first carve an interior oval-shaped hole in a flat bone, usually a phalanx or long bone, that would become the…

44KG0003_bone_fish_hook.jpg
Bone tools are common Middle to Late Woodland finds at sites where the soil is not too acidic for bone to decay. This bone fish hook is from a site in King George County on the northern Coastal Plain.

44KG0003_F.10_bone_awl.jpg
Bone tools are common Middle to Late Woodland finds at sites where the soil is not too acidic for bone to decay. Bone awls like this one from a site in King George County on the northern Coastal Plain were used to pierce holes for hideworking,…

44HR0003_fish_hook_blanks.tif
These bone fish hook blanks were recovered from a Late Woodland site in Henry County in the southern Piedmont. The craftsperson would first carve an interior oval-shaped hole in a flat bone, usually a phalanx or long bone, that would become the…

44GV0001_bone_needle_&_awl.tif
Bone artifacts are common finds at Late Woodland sites, if preservation conditions allow them to survive in the soil. These bone tools were found at a site in Greensville County in the southern Piedmont. The awls (left) were used to pierce holes in…

44GV0001_bone_artifacts_MacCord_9-1968.jpg
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…

44RN0002_bone_artifacts.jpg
Bone tools are commonly found at Middle to Late Woodland sites. The largest item in this photo is a deer ulna that was made into a perforating tool, probably for hideworking. Also shown are two smaller pieces of worked bone and a fish hook. These…

44HA0065_William_Allgood_bone_beamer_worked_cranium_general.jpg
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…

44HA0065_John_Wells_bone_needles&_pick_excavation.jpg
These bone artifacts were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. They include, from left to right: a lightly ground section for the mandible of a garfish; a needle fashioned from the mandible of a garfish, which…

44HA0065_T.W.Pool,Jr._collection_celts_pendants_general.jpg
These ground stone celts, chisel, gorget, and pendants were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. The gorgets and pendants have holes for suspension and are made from chlorite and slate. The two pendants at the…
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