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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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This bone beamer was found at a Late Woodland site in Montgomery County in southwestern Virginia. Beamers were made by cutting a groove into a long bone to produce two sharp, parallel edges. The tool was then used to scrape flesh and fat off of…

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These assorted bone tools were found at a Late Woodland site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. They include awls, hairpins, a beamer (top), a turtle shell cup or bowl, fish hooks, a needle and other hideworking tools, and a knife made…

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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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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 iron adze was found at a site in Prince George County on the Coastal Plain. It was a woodworking tool that was hafted to a wooden handle, and was traded to Virginian Indians by colonists. Virginia Indians manufactured and used tools made from…

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These iron agricultural tools, including hoes and a shovel, were found at a site in York County on the southern Coastal Plain. Virginia Indians manufactured and used tools made from traditional materials alongside those that they obtained from…
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