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Buzzard Rock Native American Settlement

 
 
Buzzard Rock Native American Settlement Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., December 28, 2008
1. Buzzard Rock Native American Settlement Marker
Inscription. The archaeological sites on the extensive floodplain nearby represent at least ten thousand years of periodic use by Native Americans. The artifacts and evidence from one site suggests that separate villages were occupied there some six hundred to one thousand years ago. The site is believed to have been inhabited by ancestors of a Siouan-speaking community, such as the Totero Indians, who were allied with the Monacan Indians and other communities of central and western Virginia.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-117.)
 
Location. 37° 15.85′ N, 79° 54.976′ W. Marker is in Roanoke, Virginia. Marker is on 13th Street Southeast (Virginia Route 24), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roanoke VA 24013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frederick J. Kimball Memorial Fountain (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Roanoke Star (approx. 1.3 miles away); Roanoke (approx. 1.4 miles away); Roanoke City Market (approx. 1.4 miles away); Roanoke Shops (approx.
Buzzard Rock Native American Settlement Marker with floodplain in the background Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., December 28, 2008
2. Buzzard Rock Native American Settlement Marker with floodplain in the background
1.4 miles away); Roanoke - A Railroad Town (approx. 1.4 miles away); Operation Fast Freight (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Finest Steam Passenger Locomotive (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Roanoke.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Floodplain near Buzzard Rock Native American Settlement Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., December 28, 2008
3. Floodplain near Buzzard Rock Native American Settlement Marker
 
 
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