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  • Tags: Early Historic

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This Chesapeake pipe bowl was found at a site in County on the Coastal Plain. Chesapeake pipes have characteristic rouletted decorations that were made by incising the the clay with tools that had rounded pin-like ends. The designs often combined…

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This Chesapeake pipe bowl was found at a site in York County on the Coastal Plain. Chesapeake pipes have characteristic rouletted decorations that were made by incising the the clay with tools that had rounded pin-like ends. The designs often…

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These Chesapeake pipes, bowls, and stems were found at a site in York County on the Coastal Plain. Chesapeake pipes have characteristic rouletted decorations that were made by incising the the clay with tools that had rounded pin-like ends. The…

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These Chesapeake pipe bowls were found at a site in Westmoreland County on the northern Coastal Plain. Chesapeake pipes have characteristic rouletted decorations that were made by incising the the clay with tools that had rounded pin-like ends. The…

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These clay pipe bowl fragments were found at a site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. Some in the top row feature elaborate incised geometric decorations. The punctuated rows are so uniform as to suggest that they were made by rolling a…

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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…

44CE0003_311a103_copper_bangle.jpg
This copper bangle or ornament was found at an Early Historic period site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. Native copper was an important prestige material for centuries before colonists arrived in Virginia. When Europeans arrived, they…

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This copper bead or pendant was found at an Early Historic period site in Prince George County, southwestern Virginia. Native copper was an important prestige material for centuries before colonists arrived in Virginia. When Europeans arrived, they…

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This copper bracelet was found at an Early Historic period site in Caroline County on the Coastal Plain. The raw material was probably traded to Virginia Indians by colonists, after which it was formed into this simple but elegant ornament. …

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Copper items like these one were made by Virginia Indians with Native ore or obtained through trade exchanges with colonists. Native copper was been valued by Indian people for centuries before the colonists arrived. This is one reason why sheet…
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