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  • Tags: Early Historic

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These clay pipe fragments are of European manufacture and style, with square lips forming the bowls. They were found at an Indian village site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge. Virginia Indians obtained them from colonists during trade…

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These small 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 come from an Early Historic period site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge region of west-central Virginia. They include shell, bone, and glass “seed” beads and a larger bone disk bead. Glass beads were introduced by Europeans into…

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These shell disc beads come from an Early Historic period site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge region of west-central Virginia. Shell beads were traded extensively throughout Virginia since the Late Archaic period. When Europeans arrived in…

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This pewter pipe bowl was found at a village site in Caroline County on the northern Coastal Plain. Pewter is an alloy made of tin and lead that was manufactured by Europeans. It was made into a variety of objects and occasionally traded to…

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These miscellaneous artifacts were found at an Early Historic period site in Caroline County on the Coastal Plain. They include pipes, a stone projectile point, and a shark tooth projectile point produced by Virginia Indians, as well as iron and…

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This corroded iron gun trigger was found at an Early Historic period site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge. Virginia Indians manufactured and used ornaments and tools made from traditional materials alongside those that they obtained from…

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These miscellaneous artifacts were found at an Early Historic period site in Caroline County, southwestern Virginia. They include ceramic sherds and pipe fragments produced by Virginia Indians, and iron trade goods obtained from colonists. Exchange…

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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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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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