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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

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.

Points from Powhatan Co.

Blades and Points in NOVA

Ceramic Artifacts (Sherds)

A Steatite (Soapstone) Bowl