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  • Tags: Early Historic

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These Chesapeake pipe bowls were found at a site in Prince George County on the southern 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 date to the Early Historic period. 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 Virginia Indian…

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These bone beads are made from the phalanges (wingtip bones) of turkeys. Virginia Indians produced many of these beads during the Late Archaic period. These two were found at an Early Historic site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. Beads…

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These tubular copper beads were 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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These tubular copper beads were 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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These tubular copper beads were 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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These tubular copper beads were 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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These artifacts were found at an Early Historic village site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. They include a stone celt and polished stone gaming discs, used as talliers or “counters” in a variety of games. Celts were polished…

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These artifacts were found at an Early Historic period site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. Most are stone pendants that were worn suspended by a cord. The thin, grooved object at the center top row is a stone abrader. The claw-shaped…

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These ceramic sherds were found at an Early Historic period site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge. They have been decorated by pressing a simple stamp into the wet clay before firing. Virginia Indians continued to produce and use traditional…
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