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Slate is a sedimentary rock that forms when extra-fine particles of clay are compressed, forming beautiful linear bands. It was used by Virginia Indians for ornamental pieces like this black slate gorget, found at an Early Woodland site in Colonial…

Archaeologists know that steatite, or soapstone, was an important material for people living in the Late Archaic period. This fragment of a steatite vessel from Scott County in southwestern Virginia shows a rare example of an incised design. Trace…

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