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GROUND STONE TOOLS

This section contains artifacts developed by Native Americans through a peck and grind technology or that were used in that process.

 

PROJECTILE POINTS

 This section contains the projectile points and knives that occur throughout the southeastern United States including those made of stone, faunal or marine materials.

 

PIPES

 This section contains both ceramic and stone smoking pipes and medicine tubes used by Native Americans as well as clay trade pipes used by colonial Americans.

 

BEADS 

This section contains both pendants and beads made by Native Americans as well as European trade beads used during the fur trade era.

 

APPAREL  Moccosin late 1800 Arapahoe

This section contains apparel and other materials of skin or woven materials worn by Native Americans.

BASKETRY  Apachee wedding basket

This section contains baskets and other articles made of woven grass by Native Americans.

 

BONE TOOLS 

This section contains bone tools and decorative bone either worn or used by Native Americans.

 

SHELL TOOLS shell pick

 This section contains shell tools used by Native Americans. 

EFFIGY FIGURES

 This section contains free-standing effigy figures made by Native Americans.

 

GAME STONES

 This section contains ceramic and stone discs use in the course of games played by Native Americans.

 

EUROPEAN TRADE GOODS

 This section contains iron, glass and items of other materials offered to Native Americans by European or colonial traders during the fur trade era.

 

FLAKED STONE TOOLS

 This section contains any flaked stone implements other than projectile points and knives made by Native Americans.

 

POTTERY

 This section contains pottery types made by Native Americans.  The section is organized by state and types appear by surface treatment. 

CEREMONIAL SYMBOLS & OBJECTS & SITES

 This section contains the symbols and ceremonial objects and their suggested meanings used by Native Americans in the celebration of the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex. 

 

WOODEN ARTIFACTS  

This section contains the rare wooden artifacts used by Native Americans.

 

METALLIC ARTIFACTS

 This section contains the metallic artifacts used by Native Americans including copper, silver, gold, and galena.