Ground Stone Objects

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Title

Ground Stone Objects

Subject

Artifacts

Description

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 central circular hole. This is a fragment of a gorget, a flat stone ornament or protection piece worn around the chest or throat. The other items may have been part of larger ground stone tools such as axes, celts, or "mauls" (potentially used as generalized digging tools or as support for fish net poles). Archaeologists can tell stone artifacts apart from regular stone because the artifacts are broken or chipped in ways that would not occur in nature. (Photo enhanced)

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Date

1200 - 500 B.C.E.

Format

.JPG, 291 × 330

Type

Image

Coverage

Goochland County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

291 × 330

Files

44GO0027_GroundStone.jpg

Citation

“Ground Stone Objects,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed January 28, 2022, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/372.

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