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The footprint of a house pattern, believed to date to around 1600, has been marked off by archaeologists in Virginia Beach. The dark marks indicate postholes from wooden supports. The homes of Virginia Indians at the time of the Jamestown settlement…

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When Robert and Lynn Ripley purchased a 300-acre farm in Gloucester County, they knew that archaeologists suspected it was once the home of Powhatan, the Indian chief who reigned when the first English settlers moved into Virginia. Researchers…

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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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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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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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