Incised Bone Handle

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Title

Incised Bone Handle

Subject

Artifacts

Description

This incised bone knife handle was manufactured by Europeans. It was traded to Virginia Indians and eventually was discarded at a site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge region. Virginia Indians used trade goods to navigate relationships with colonists during the early seventeenth century. This bone handle matched well with the traditional use of bone and antler for hafting knives throughout the Late Woodland period. (Photo enhanced)

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Date

1600 - 1700 C.E.

Format

.JPG, 575 × 423

Type

Image

Coverage

Roanoke County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

575 × 423

Files

44RN0021_3A_2B_incised_bone_handle.jpg

Citation

“Incised Bone Handle,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed August 3, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/531.

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