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Ask an Archaeologist

Do you have an artifact you’ve found in Virginia that you would like to know about?

Send us a photo or several of good quality and focus. Ideally, the photo(s) will have a scale – a ruler or a coin or something recognizable pictured next to the object so that we can get a sense of the size of the item. Also, please let us know approximately where the item was found. Our team of experts will get together, identify the item, and give it some context – its function, and who would have used it and where it was made, etc. We are interested in both historic and pre-contact period artifacts – broken or whole. It doesn’t matter.

Send your inquiry to the attention of archaeologist Mike Clem at the following address:

Ask an Archaeologist: Points Collected in Isle of Wight County

Ask an Archaeologist: Stephen Sweeney Pottery

Ask an Archaeologist: A Mysterious Artifact

Archaeology in the Field: Watercraft Survey of Inland Waterways in NOVA*

Ask an Archaeologist: Investigating a “corduroy” road

Points from Powhatan Co.

Blades and Points in NOVA

Ceramic Artifacts (Sherds)

A Steatite (Soapstone) Bowl