A flint flake artifact excavated at the Garden Creek archaeological site. This flake was excavated from the Mound No. 2 at the site, and the raw material used in lithic artifacts can help archaeologists determine where they were originally sourced from, contributing to the developments in theory regarding exchange and interactions between peoples throughout North America. This artifact, along with others excavated from the site, can be accessed through the Garden Creek Virtual Exhibit.
Check out the Virtual Garden Creek Exhibit to learn more about this artifact and others that were excavated at the site, as well as the site’s timeline, excavation, and place in North Carolina Archaeology at: https://digitalcollections.library.appstate.edu/s/Garden_Creek_Arch/page/welcome_page