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Native American Dig Site


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Native American Dig Site

  1. 1. Let’s go to a dig! The following items were found at an archeological dig. The site was found in western Virginia and is thought to be a Abenaki (a Native American tribe) site. Use the map and other clues to make some educated guesses about the artifacts.
  2. 2. Key for Next Slide = Former site of a wigwam (a small, domed home for 4 people) =Former site of a fire pit = River
  3. 3. B A C D E F G H I
  4. 4. Item A <ul><li>Found near deer bones </li></ul><ul><li>The notch is only on one side of the piece of wood. </li></ul><ul><li>About 2 feet long. </li></ul><ul><li>Broken, we suspect that this is only part of the original object. </li></ul>Return to Map
  5. 5. Item B <ul><li>A group of rocks seemingly placed in stream by humans </li></ul><ul><li>There are three groupings at this site </li></ul>Return To Map
  6. 6. Item C <ul><li>Deer Bones </li></ul><ul><li>Shaped by humans </li></ul><ul><li>One has a pointed end </li></ul><ul><li>Each one about a 6 inches long. </li></ul>Return To Map
  7. 7. Item D <ul><li>Small stones </li></ul><ul><li>Found in a pile </li></ul><ul><li>Stones come from various riverbeds in the area </li></ul><ul><li>Many stones are similar shapes </li></ul><ul><li>Why would the people collect these small stones? </li></ul>Return To Map
  8. 8. Item E <ul><li>Glass? </li></ul><ul><li>Researchers claim this glass comes from Portugal at the time of the village </li></ul><ul><li>How did it get here? </li></ul>Return To Map
  9. 9. Item F <ul><li>Deer Femur Bones </li></ul><ul><li>Shaped by humans </li></ul><ul><li>About 6 inches </li></ul><ul><li>You might find something like this in your home. </li></ul>Return To Map
  10. 10. Item G <ul><li>Deer bones </li></ul><ul><li>Shaped by humans </li></ul><ul><li>Found hundreds of these at the site </li></ul><ul><li>About 1-2 inches long </li></ul>Return To Map
  11. 11. Item H <ul><li>Pottery shards </li></ul><ul><li>Various designs </li></ul><ul><li>Would pottery with decorations be used for different purposes than pottery without decorations? </li></ul>Return To Map
  12. 12. Item I <ul><li>Made from Stone </li></ul><ul><li>Found 3000 yards away from the site. </li></ul><ul><li>Two pictures of the same object. </li></ul><ul><li>Top picture is a top view, bottom picture is a side view </li></ul><ul><li>7 inches long </li></ul>Return To Map