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084-0012 Flanary Archaeological Site

Flanary Archaeological Site
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VLR Listing Date 09/16/1982

NRHP Listing Date 07/07/1983

NRHP Reference Number 83003315

The Flanary archaeological site contains stratified deposits dating to the Archaic and Late Woodland periods of Indian settlement. Well-preserved Archaic period deposits (8000 to 1000 B.C.) occur rarely in the western portion of the state, and the site’s Late Woodland period remains (A.D. 800-1600) overlying these deposits could provide significant data for regional studies on Indian subsistence and settlement. Shown is a ca. 950 A.D. Late Woodland squash effigy vessel found there. The presence of artifacts at the site relating to the Indians of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina is valuable in documenting the interactions of Virginia Indians with their neighbors to the south.

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

Updated: September 22, 2021