Mississippian Shell Bead- Carter Robinson Mound, VA

 

Mississippian Shell Bead

Excerpt- A shell bead recovered from a bead workshop area located near the mound. Nearly fifty beads have been recovered from this site. The Carter Robinson Mound inhabitants came from Mississippian enclaves in Tennessee, “This was their frontier,” said Meyers, an archaeologist at  the University of Mississippi. “We know a lot about Mississippian culture, but not a lot about their interaction with others at the frontiers.”

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