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Upper Mattaponi - Page 44.jpg
This classic-style bowl and spoon are the work of Elizabeth "Blue Water" Adams (Upper Mattaponi). The photograph was originally published inThe Virginia Indian Heritage Trail(2007), produced by theVirginia Indian Programof the Virginia Foundation…

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Bone and shell artifacts do not often survive at Early Woodland sites due to long exposure in the highly acidic soil. However, it is likely that Early woodland people used bone and shell artifacts like these ones, found at a Late Woodland site in…

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These broken stone effigy pipes or ornaments are carved to represent turtles. An effigy is an object made to represent the form of something else, usually a person or animal. These unique artifacts probably date to the Late Woodland period and were…

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This classic-style wood-fired turtle container with lid is the work of Voncie "Bright Eyes" Fortune (Rappahannock). The photograph was originally published inThe Virginia Indian Heritage Trail(2007), produced by theVirginia Indian Programof the…

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This ceramic sherd was found at a Late Woodland site in Southampton County on the southern Coastal Plain. It is classified as Townsend ware because it is tempered with finely crushed shell and impressed with a fabric-wrapped paddle. Temper refers…

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This multi-purpose stone tool could have been a scraper, spokeshave (a woodworking tool), or a graving spur (a hideworking and generalized cutting tool). It was found at a Middle to Late Woodland site in Orange County in the northern Piedmont…

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These stone tools were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. They include a small ground stone celt or adze, a cone-shaped polished steatite object, winged drills, and triangular projectile points.

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These ground stone axes and celts were found at a site in Henry County in the southern Piedmont. Ground stone tool production involved pecking and grinding the stone down to shape instead of chipping the stone away. Ground stone tools were often…

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These chipped stone axes date to the Middle to Late Woodland period. They were found on a site in Henrico County in the eastern Piedmont. The axes would have been hafted to wooden handles, which decomposed over time. Archaeologists can use…

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A pottery exhibit at the Pamunkey Indian Museum in King William County features pottery dating from the 1930s through the 1970s, illustrating modern and traditional ceramic technologies.
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