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Seeing These Amazing Artifacts In Historic Jamestown, Virginia Was Rad

English Flint Points

Flint Points

These are Native American flint points. "Careful excavations of Jamestown’s wells, cellars, and pits have yielded a wealth of Native material that fleshes out the story of the Powhatan Chiefdom in which English America took root." -HistoricJamestowne.org
Bone flesher

Bone Flesher

"The first portion of the processing, after removing the hide, was to remove the thin layer of residual flesh and fat from just under the skin. To accomplish this, Virginia Indians used a tool carved from the long bones of a large animal, such as a deer or elk." -HistoricJamestowne.org
Nutting Stone

Nutting Stone

This sandstone block was found in James Fort. It was used for processing food or to produce arrow points for hunting game.
Roanoke Pot

Roanoke Pot

"One of the most common ceramics in James Fort contexts of the 1607- 1610 period is Virginia Indian pottery. The 37,000 pieces of Indian pots found around the fort site remind us of the intensity of the mixing of English and Indian cultures. Unlike European wares found in the same contexts, Indian ceramics are hand-made, shell-tempered, unglazed, and low-fired." -HistoricJamestowne.org
Greenstone Celts

Greenstone Celt

Virginia Indians used stone axes in a similar fashion to their English equivalents. That's the axe head, called a greenstone celt.
Mussel shell beads

Mussel Shells

"Ribbed mussels, known as tshecomah, were abundant in the brackish estuarine marshes around Jamestown." -HistoricJamestowne.org
Virginia Map

Historic Maps

On May 14, 1607, the Virginia Company settlers landed on Jamestown Island to establish an English colony 60 miles from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. -HistoricJamestowne.org
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