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    Awesome variety of Native American artifacts from central Virginia!

    Hey guys
    Here are some of the finds from, what we believe, was a Native American campsite situated along a travel route in Amelia Virginia.

    You can see a quick video of them here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/yNSXO6E5iQrMPztZ2
    Attachment 1524859

    Forgot to include this one in the original pic:
    Attachment 1524864

    All of these finds except a few pieces were found by sifting dry ground on the high side of a big creek. I would estimate these at 0"-16" depth, clean sandy soil, very easy for sifting. The finds shown in the picture and video show probably 75% of the types of material that we've found so far, and I have no doubt there is much more to be found.

    The wide variety of (uncommon) material is why we believe it was a travel route campsite. We have found points, lots of stone flakes, lots of clay pottery, a few pieces of soapstone pottery. We've found a hammer stone, and 2 pieces of a grind stone (25 ft apart). Also found a couple small pieces of preserved bone (top middle of pic) and some bits of charred wood. I believe a lot of this is jasper, possibly some chert and flint, also found a chunk of slate. Some quartz. And many unknowns.

    Let me know if you can identify any of this. I'm most curious about the first green/white flake in the video that I pick up. I've never seen anything like it and dying to know what it is. Hoping to find a big point made from it one day!

    Thanks
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    Great finds!

 

 

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