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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

Spotlight on DHR Collections

The DHR Collections consists of more than 5 million archaeological artifacts recovered from sites in Virginia. Maintained in Richmond, the Collections span roughly 16,000 years of human occupation in present-day Virginia. Our mission is to care for these artifacts, recovered from more than 850 archaeological sites, from prehistory and through to the history of the 20th century. This feature shines a light on artifacts, and the conservation required to keep them available for researchers and exhibits now and into the future.

Spotlight on the DHR Conservation Lab: Fiberglass and a WW II Bayonet

Spotlight on DHR Collections: Kingsmill ‘Artillery of Virginia’ Sword