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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

011-5155 Gala Archaeological Site

Gala Archaeological Site
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/17/2009

NRHP Listing Date 03/17/2010

NPS property number 10000088

The Gala Archaeological Site in Botetourt County was occupied by Native Americans from circa 3000-1000 B.C. to ca. 900-1607. Archaeological resources at the site include intact remains ranging in function from mortuary to architectural to subsistence as well as community refuse. The site has the potential to provide scholars invaluable information about Native American funerary practices, settlement patterns, ethnic diversity, and other information about the people who inhabited the upper James River portion of southwestern Virginia.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated April 4, 2018