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Near Doswell in Caroline County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Early Indian Tool Making Camps

 
 
Early Indian Tool Making Camps Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, July 20, 2008
1. Early Indian Tool Making Camps Marker
Inscription.  On this site overlooking the North Anna River, archaeological investigations conducted in 2006 in cooperation with Virginia tribes identified toolmaking camps dating to 8000 B.C. Indians used these camps repeatedly, especially from about 1000 B.C. to 1 A.D. Using hammerstones and deer antlers, they fashioned quartzite cobbles from the riverbank into tools for hunting, butchering, fishing, and other subsistence activities. Stone bowl fragments and clay pottery sherds found here reflect long-term changes in vessel technology along Virginia's fall line. An intensively occupied cluster of Early Woodland camps such as this is extremely rare in central Virginia.
 
Erected 2007 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number ND-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 2006.
 
Location. 37° 51.003′ N, 77° 25.627′ W. Marker is
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near Doswell, Virginia, in Caroline County. Marker is on Dawn Boulevard (Virginia Route 30), on the right when traveling east. .2 miles east of Hanover/Caroline County line. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Doswell VA 23047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Meadow Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Volcano (approx. one mile away); The Scooby-Doo Ghoster Coaster (approx. 1.1 miles away); Boulder Bumpers (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ranger Smith's Jeep Tour (approx. 1.1 miles away); Boo Boo's Tree Swings (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Wave Swinger (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Eiffel Tower (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Doswell.
 
Early Indian Tool Making Camps Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, July 20, 2008
2. Early Indian Tool Making Camps Marker
Early Indian Tool Making Camps Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 29, 2011
3. Early Indian Tool Making Camps Marker
The area has seen some changes with the coming of the Meadow Event Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,353 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 2, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 19, 2024