Browse Items tagged "design" (82 total)

This clay pipe bowls was found at a site in Caroline County on the northern Coastal Plain. It dates to the Early Historic period and features an incised design. Virginia Indians manufactured and used clay smoking pipes beginning in the Early Woodland…

These Chesapeake pipe bowls date to the Early Historic period. Chesapeake pipes have characteristic rouletted decorations that were made by incising the the clay with tools that had rounded pin-like ends. The designs often combined Virginia Indian…

This pipe bowl was found at a Late Woodland and Early Historic period site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. It features a unique incised design of a human figure. Virginia Indians manufactured and used clay pipes beginning in the Early…

This Chesapeake pipe bowl was found at a site in Caroline County on the northern Coastal Plain. Chesapeake pipes have characteristic rouletted decorations that were made by incising the the clay with tools that had rounded pin-like ends. The designs…

These clay pipe bowl fragments were found at a site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. Some in the top row feature elaborate incised geometric decorations. The punctuated rows are so uniform as to suggest that they were made by rolling a…

These ceramic sherds were found at an Early Historic period site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge. They have been decorated by pressing a simple stamp into the wet clay before firing. Virginia Indians continued to produce and use traditional…

These Early Historic period artifacts were found at a site in Westmoreland County on the northern Coastal Plain. They include locally produced Chesapeake Pipe bowls with rouletted animal figure designs, European glazed ceramic sherds, a net sinker,…

Virginia Indians continued to manufacture and use pipes and other items made from traditional materials during the colonial contact period. This stone pipe was found at an early seventeenth century site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge. It…

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…

This turtle shell was found at a Late Woodland site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. It has been carefully cut, polished, and smoothed around the rim and interior to produce a bowl or cup. Turtle shells were commonly used for this…