Woodbridge in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Members of the Late Woodland culture were ingenious fishermen, using what was provided by nature to supply themselves with tools. Nets were made of willow branches skillfully braided together. Lacking iron to make hooks, they fashioned them from bone or wood. Several methods of catching fish were used including spearing, bow and arrow, netting and trapping. Another interesting method was night fishing. A fire was built on a raised deck in the center of the canoe. One person would tend the fire, while a person on each end of the boat would spear fish that surfaced, attracted by the light.
(lower left) A typical Woodland period
(lower center) Smoking fish to preserve it for the months ahead.
(right) Attracting fish to the water’s surface with fire light.
Location. 38° 35.128′ N, 77° 15.425′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Daniel K Ludwig Drive 1.8 miles south of Neabsco Road. Touch for map. The marker is located in Leesylvania State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2201 Daniel K Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge VA 22191, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Annoying the Enemy (approx. 0.2 miles away); War in the Chesapeake (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pollution Solution (approx. ¼ mile away); Powells Creek Crossing (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mill Wheel (approx. 0.4 miles away); “Pleasureland of the East” (approx. half a mile away); Swimming in Bounty (approx. half a mile away); The Freestone Fisheries (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
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