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  • Tags: Archaic

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These quartz projectile points were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. They are mostly triangular and made from vein quartz or quartz crystal. Triangular points became dominant in the Middle and Late Woodland…

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Archaeologists know that steatite, or soapstone, was an important material for people living in the Late Archaic period. This soapstone vessel from Mecklenburg County in south-central Virginia is a typical example of those that were produced and…

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Archaeologists know that steatite, or soapstone, was an important material for people living in the Late Archaic period. This illustration shows some examples of steatite bowls that were broken at a quarry site and left as refuse. Trace element…

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Archaeologists know that steatite, or soapstone, was an important material for people living in the Late Archaic period. This illustration shows some examples of unfinished soapstone bowls that were produced in the central Piedmont. Finished bowls…

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Archaeologists know that steatite, or soapstone, was an important material for people living in the Late Archaic period. This illustration shows the process of pecking away the soapstone from a quarried block to produce a bowl. Trace element…

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This unusual small cup was found at a site in Montgomery County in southwestern Virginia. While the date for this item is uncertain, archaeologists know that steatite, or soapstone, was an important material for people living in the Late Archaic…

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Archaeologists know that steatite, or soapstone, was an important material for people living in the Late Archaic period. This fragment of a steatite vessel from Scott County in southwestern Virginia shows a rare example of an incised design. Trace…

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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…

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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…

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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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