Beads with Copper Artifacts

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Title

Beads with Copper Artifacts

Subject

Artifacts

Description

These artifacts come from an Early Historic period site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge region of west-central Virginia. They include sheet copper trade goods of European origin, and beads that could be made either of shell or white glass. Glass beads and sheet copper were introduced by Europeans into Native American exchange systems, which have placed value on native copper and shell beads since the Late Archaic period. Virginia Indians used trade goods to navigate relationships with colonists during the early seventeenth century. (Photo enhanced)

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Date

1600 - 1700 C.E.

Format

.JPG, 583 × 451

Type

Image

Coverage

Roanoke County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

583 × 451

Files

44RN0039_beads_glass_shell_bone,_copper.jpg

Citation

“Beads with Copper Artifacts,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed October 16, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/516.

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