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  • Tags: Late Archaic

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For a long time, archaeologists believed that people first arrived in the Americas about 13,000 years ago, forming the widespread Clovis culture. But after the discovery of these pre-Clovis stone blades and other artifacts from a site in Sussex…

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These stone points are reproductions of those found at an important Paleoindian site in Sussex County (south-central Virginia). This site gave archaeologists evidence that people had been living in Virginia much earlier than had previously been…

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This quartz projectile point was collected in Sussex County and is characteristic of the widespread Clovis culture that flourished around 13,000 years ago. Clovis points are found across the Americas. Thanks to another site in Sussex County…

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Because archaeologists have been able to organize stone projectile point types into the order in which each type was used, they can often use the points found at a site as information to date that site. This is called relative dating, and is used…

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Because archaeologists have been able to organize stone projectile point types into the order in which each type was used, they can often use stone points to date sites at which they were found. This is called relative dating, and is used when an…

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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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Ground stone technology first appeared during the Late Archaic period, but continued into the Early Woodland period. These ground stone artifacts are from an Early Woodland site in Goochland County, central Virginia. The item in the middle has a…

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These grooved axes are examples of ground stone technology, which first appeared during the Late Archaic period. This method of tool production involved pecking and grinding the stone down to shape instead of chipping the stone away. Ground stone…

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These grooved axes were collected from a site in Orange County in the northern Piedmont. They are examples of chipped and ground stone technology, the latter of which first appeared during the Late Archaic period but continued through the Early,…

44OR_Speiden_hammerstones.jpg
Prehistoric Virginia Indians used hammerstones, like these ones found at a site in Orange County in the northern Piedmont, to create stone tools. The rounded sides of a hammerstone were ideal for knocking flakes off of another stone. Archaeologists…
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