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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…

This unusually shaped nutting stone was found at a site in Orange County in the northern Piedmont. The surface of the stone was ground out to form many small depressions, which would hold nuts securely while being cracked by another stone from…

This nutting stone was found at a site in Orange County in the northern Piedmont. The center of the stone was ground out to form a depression that would hold a nut securely while being cracked by another stone from above. Although Virginia Indians…

This photo shows a mano and metate from a site in Orange County in the northern Piedmont. During the Middle Woodland period, people in Virginia began to practice plant cultivation and small-scale agriculture. This was one factor that led them to…

These clay ladles or spoons were found at a Late Woodland site in Henry County in the southern Piedmont. Several are reproductions of those that were too fragile to be transported from the site. (Photo enhanced)

These clay ladles or spoons were found at a Late Woodland site in Henry County in the southern Piedmont. Artifacts like these give insight into Virginia Indian daily life in the past. (Photo enhanced)

An Indian couple is portrayed eating a meal in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding some detail to White's eyewitness sketch, de Bry attempts to depict the lives ofAlgonquian-speaking Indians…

Two Indian men are portrayed roasting fish on a wooden frame in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding considerable detail to White's eyewitness sketch, de Bry attempts to depict the lives…

An Indian couple is portrayed cooking a meal in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding considerable detail to White's eyewitness sketch, de Bry attempts to depict the lives ofAlgonquian-speaking…

A group of Indians is portrayed using fire, spears, and traps to catch fish in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding considerable detail to White's eyewitness sketch, de Bry shows life as it was…