Copper Cone Pendant or Tinkler

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Title

Copper Cone Pendant or Tinkler

Subject

Artifacts

Description

Chemical analysis has confirmed that the ore used to make this rolled copper pendant was pure Native ore sourced from Virginia. Virginia Indians produced and traded copper items centuries before Europeans introduced their variety of copper to the area. Archaeologists interpret copper artifacts as a status-marking materials that were involved in power relations among groups and individuals. This pendant was recovered from a Middle to Late Woodland storage pit in Tazewell County, southwestern Virginia. These objects are also called "tinklers" or "janglers" for their resemblance to small bells. They have been found in large quantities at other sites and were probably sewn onto clothes, producing a sound when the person wearing the clothing moved. (Photo enhanced)

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Date

500 B.C.E. - 1600 C.E.

Format

.JPG, 403 × 662

Type

Image

Coverage

Tazewell County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

403 × 662

Files

44TZ0051_B-6_copper_cone_pendant.jpg

Citation

“Copper Cone Pendant or Tinkler,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed October 27, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/391.

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