Assorted Copper Beads

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Title

Assorted Copper Beads

Subject

Artifacts

Description

These copper beads of various shapes were found at an Early Historic period site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. Native copper was an important prestige material for centuries before colonists arrived in Virginia. When Europeans arrived, they produced sheet copper ornaments to be traded with Virginia Indians. Exchange of material goods was one way that people navigated relationships with colonists in the early seventeenth century. (Photo enhanced)

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Date

1600 - 1700 C.E.

Format

.JPG, 687 × 515

Type

Image

Coverage

Montgomery County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

687 × 515

Files

44MY0003_F673A_F576A_F487A_F588A_F576A_copper_beads.jpg

Citation

“Assorted Copper Beads,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed August 3, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/523.

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