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These ceramic sherds were found at a Late Woodland site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge region of west-central Virginia. They belong to the Dan River phase (1000 - 1450 C.E.) of the Late Woodland period, and feature incised rim decoration. The…

Archaeologists have pieced together these sherds to see what the original ceramic vessel looked like. The sherds were found in King William County on the Coastal Plain and were made in the Middle to Late Woodland period. The vessel was tempered…

Archaeologists have pieced together these sherds to see what the original ceramic vessel looked like. The sherds were found in King William County on the Coastal Plain and were made in the Middle to Late Woodland period. The vessel was tempered…

These ceramic sherds were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. They are decorated with incised designs made by using thin pointed tools to carve lines and push small holes into the clay. Some sherds also show…

This ceramic vessel was found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. It was found at the surface of the site in nearly perfect condition. The exterior surface has a burnished appearance and was combed or lightly scraped…

These decorated ceramic sherds were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. They were incised with lines forming chevron patterns, and impressed with textiles such as fabric, netting, and cordage. The sherd at the…

These two small, cup-sized bowls were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. The bowl on the right was broken before it was finished and fired. It shows ridges left from the coil-and-scrape method, which is the…

These small ceramic cups were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. The bottom left cup shows notched decoration made with a fingernail, and the bottom right cup has a hole for suspension. (Photo enhanced)

This ceramic sherd was found at a Late Woodland site in Southampton County on the southern Coastal Plain. It is classified as Townsend ware because it is tempered with finely crushed shell and impressed with a fabric-wrapped paddle. Temper refers…

These Late Woodland ceramic sherds feature complicated curvilinear stamped designs. They were found at a site in Tazewell County, southwestern Virginia. (Photo enhanced)