Cylindrical shell beads

Dublin Core

Title

Cylindrical shell beads

Subject

Artifacts

Description

These cylindrical shell beads were found at a Late Woodland site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge region of west-central Virginia. Piedmont, Blue Ridge, and Shenandoah Valley groups obtained beads like these through trade with coastal groups. Archaeologists hypothesize that shell beads were a limited material that marked high-status individuals in Late Woodland societies. (Photo enhanced)

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Date

900 - 1600 C.E.

Format

.JPG, 513 × 441

Type

Image

Coverage

Roanoke County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

513 × 441

Files

44RN0021_cylindrical_shell_beads.jpg

Citation

“Cylindrical shell beads,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed October 27, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/388.

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