Turtle Shell Cup or Bowl

Title

Turtle Shell Cup or Bowl

Description

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 purpose during the Middle and Late Woodland periods.

Date Created

500 B.C.E. - 1600 C.E.

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Format

Photograph

Physical Dimension

1536 × 1047

Coverage

Montgomery County