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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

091-0075 Nottoway Archaeological Site

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

VLR Listing Date 09/20/1988

NRHP Listing Date 11/03/1988

NPS property number 88002181

Included in this site is a series of spatially overlapping Indian components on a terrace above the Nottoway River. Dating from the Paleo-Indian (9200 B.C.) through the Late Woodland (A.D. 1600) periods, the site contains artifacts, deeply stratified deposits, and hearth features that could significantly contribute to the limited research available for Native American inhabitants of the interior Coastal Plain of southern Virginia. The heavy concentration of stone spear points, knives, and hide scrapers, as well as ceramic potsherds, has provided data on chronological sequences and the cultural history of the region.


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

Updated November 8, 2018