Hammerstones

Dublin Core

Title

Hammerstones

Subject

Artifacts

Description

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 can tell a hammerstone apart from other natural cobbles by identifying use wear marks, like the dark lines on the left stone in the photo, that do not occur in nature.

Source

Bill Speiden

Date

1200 B.C.E. - 1600 C.E.

Format

.JPG, 1765 × 1187

Type

Image

Coverage

Orange County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

4 x 6 "

Files

44OR_Speiden_hammerstones.jpg

Citation

“Hammerstones,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed January 28, 2022, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/378.

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