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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

098-0054 Cornett Archaeological Site

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

VLR Listing Date 08/16/1983

NRHP Listing Date 09/29/1983

NPS property number 83003320

Dating to the Late Woodland period, the Cornett site has proved to be significant in ceramic studies related to the prehistory of Southwest Virginia and neighboring regions. Further study of the site’s ceramics is likely to enable archaeologists to define better the nature of cultural interactions with societies farther to the south in North Carolina and adjacent areas. The site is also significant for regional studies on Late Woodland period demography, subsistence, community organization, and settlement patterns. Such studies are possible because of the presence of a variety of documented features here including human burials and preserved organic materials within the site’s sharply defined boundaries, which include a village site possibly with a palisade and central plaza.


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

Updated April 4, 2018