Bone Whistle or Flute

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Title

Bone Whistle or Flute

Subject

Artifacts

Description

This small four-hole bone whistle or flute was broken in use, which is probably why it ended up in a village trash pit. It is made from a long bone hollowed out in the middle, and was found at a Late Woodland site in Henry County in the southern Piedmont. Whether used as a signaling device, for musical expression, or for ceremonial activities, archaeologists can't be sure. (Photo enhanced)

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Date

900 - 1600 C.E.

Format

.JPG, 332 × 237

Type

Image

Coverage

Henry County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

332 × 237

Files

44HR0006_bone_flute_18N73.jpg

Citation

“Bone Whistle or Flute,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed September 16, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/412.

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