Charred Corncob Artifact

Dublin Core

Title

Charred Corncob Artifact

Subject

Artifacts

Description

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 because it was burnt. This charred corncob, found at a site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia, is an example of food remains from Virginia Indian archaeological sites. By the Late Woodland period, most people in Virginia lived fully sedentary lifestyles, practicing small-scale agriculture. Corn, beans, and squash were among the foods cultivated by these people.

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Date

900 - 1600 C.E.

Format

.JPG, 464 × 260

Type

Image

Coverage

Montgomery County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

464 × 260

Files

44MY0003_corn.jpg

Citation

“Charred Corncob Artifact,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed December 6, 2021, https://www.virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/499.

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