Archaeologists have recovered whole or fragmentary antler sets from several sites in northwestern Virginia. Cut marks at the base, where portions of the skull bone are often still attached, as well as the lack of use wear on the tips, suggests that they were used as headdresses. These artifacts are very interesting because they give hints about what ceremonial clothing and regalia would have looked like centuries ago. This is a complete headdress set from an Early to Late Woodland site in Shenandoah County.
Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA
1200 B.C.E. - 1600 C.E.
.TIF, 526 × 698
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526 × 698
“Antler Headdress,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed January 23, 2022, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/386.