Browse Items tagged "Late Woodland" (137 total)

These bone awls or hairpins were found at a Late Woodland site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. The bottom specimen has been notched to produce a serrated edge. Hairpins were used for various styles and occasions.

This sharpened antler projectile point was found at a Late Woodland site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. Bone or antler projectile points were sometimes advantageous over stone ones because they were far lighter. The tips of deer…

These delicate bone weaving tools were used during the Late Woodland period at a site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. Included are several needles used for sewing as well as weaving.

These assorted bone tools were found at a Late Woodland site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. They include awls, hairpins, a beamer (top), a turtle shell cup or bowl, fish hooks, a needle and other hideworking tools, and a knife made…

These bone beads were found at a Late Woodland site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. They are highly polished and were probably strung onto a necklace or sewn onto clothing as decoration. Bone beads were produced during the Middle…

This bone beamer was found at a Late Woodland site in Montgomery County in southwestern Virginia. Beamers were made by cutting a groove into a long bone to produce two sharp, parallel edges. The tool was then used to scrape flesh and fat off of…

Although organic remains rarely survive at archaeological sites, they can sometimes remain in fragile condition if they have been charred. When Virginia Indians cooked food over a hearth, food occasionally fell into the fire and was preserved…

These platform pipes were found by a private collector in Virginia. They are carved from stone and highly polished. Stone pipes like these were made by Virginia Indians during the Late Woodland period.

These bone and stone ornaments were found at a Late Woodland site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. They include pendants and tubular beads that were made into jewelry or sewn onto clothes. Included are several animal incisor teeth…

These broken stone effigy pipes or ornaments are carved to represent turtles. An effigy is an object made to represent the form of something else, usually a person or animal. These unique artifacts probably date to the Late Woodland period and were…