Great Neck Site - 44VB7 - Birds

The Great Neck Site, 44VB7, is one in a series of sites on Lynnhaven Inlet, Virginia Beach. Originally partially excavated nearly 30 years ago, recent excavations in 2015 and 2016 led by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources yielded a cluster of Middle Woodland features, including a shell midden and several basin shaped features rich with ceramics, shell, and bone.

This photo gallery costains a selection of bird bones identified from this assemblage. More photos and cultural context will be added as analysis continues.

44VB0007_1545 1553 1556 bald eagle L humerus_a
44VB0007_1545 1553 1556 bald eagle L humerus_a
44VB0007_1545 1553 1556 bald eagle L humerus_b
44VB0007_1545 1553 1556 bald eagle L humerus_b
44VB0007_1549 red-tailed hawk L ulna_a
44VB0007_1549 red-tailed hawk L ulna_a
44VB0007_1549 red-tailed hawk L ulna_b
44VB0007_1549 red-tailed hawk L ulna_b
44VB0007_2159 whooping crane R fibula_a
44VB0007_2159 whooping crane R fibula_a
44VB0007_2159 whooping crane R fibula_b
44VB0007_2159 whooping crane R fibula_b
44VB0007_3398 double-crested cormorant R humerus_a
44VB0007_3398 double-crested cormorant R humerus_a
44VB0007_3398 double-crested cormorant R humerus_b
44VB0007_3398 double-crested cormorant R humerus_b
44VB0007_3457 red-tailed hawk R carpometacarpus_a
44VB0007_3457 red-tailed hawk R carpometacarpus_a
44VB0007_3457 red-tailed hawk R carpometacarpus_b
44VB0007_3457 red-tailed hawk R carpometacarpus_b
44VB0007_3457 red-tailed hawk R carpometacarpus_c
44VB0007_3457 red-tailed hawk R carpometacarpus_c
44VB0007_3466 loon L humerus_a
44VB0007_3466 loon L humerus_a
44VB0007_3466 loon L humerus_b
44VB0007_3466 loon L humerus_b
44VB0007_3466 loon L humerus_c
44VB0007_3466 loon L humerus_c
44VB0007_4081 and 4091 loon thoracic vertebra_a
44VB0007_4081 and 4091 loon thoracic vertebra_a
44VB0007_4081 and 4091 loon thoracic vertebra_b
44VB0007_4081 and 4091 loon thoracic vertebra_b
44VB0007_4081 and 4091 loon thoracic vertebra_c
44VB0007_4081 and 4091 loon thoracic vertebra_c
44VB0007_4081 and 4091 loon thoracic vertebra_d
44VB0007_4081 and 4091 loon thoracic vertebra_d
44VB0007_4084 turkey vulture R ulna_a
44VB0007_4084 turkey vulture R ulna_a
44VB0007_4084 turkey vulture R ulna_b
44VB0007_4084 turkey vulture R ulna_b
44VB0007_4085 Northern gannet R fibula_a
44VB0007_4085 Northern gannet R fibula_a
44VB0007_4085 Northern gannet R fibula_b
44VB0007_4085 Northern gannet R fibula_b
44VB0007_0687 Northern gannet L femur_b
44VB0007_0687 Northern gannet L femur_b
44VB0007_0687 Northern gannet L femur_a
44VB0007_0687 Northern gannet L femur_a
44VB0007_4129 Rallidae (rail, coot, etc.) L scapula_a
44VB0007_4129 Rallidae (rail, coot, etc.) L scapula_a
44VB0007_4129 Rallidae (rail, coot, etc.) L scapula_b
44VB0007_4129 Rallidae (rail, coot, etc.) L scapula_b
44VB0007_0204 & 0201 great blue heron tarsometatarsus_a
44VB0007_0204 & 0201 great blue heron tarsometatarsus_a
44VB0007_0204 & 0201 great blue heron tarsometatarsus_b
44VB0007_0204 & 0201 great blue heron tarsometatarsus_b
44VB0007_A10.Fea1.loon R humerus_a
44VB0007_A10.Fea1.loon R humerus_a
44VB0007_A10.Fea1.loon R humerus_b
44VB0007_A10.Fea1.loon R humerus_b
44VB0007_C8(7).Fea4a.duck R tibiotarsus_c
44VB0007_C8(7).Fea4a.duck R tibiotarsus_c
44VB0007_C8(7).Fea4a.duck R tibiotarsus_b
44VB0007_C8(7).Fea4a.duck R tibiotarsus_b
44VB0007_C8(7).Fea4a.duck R tibiotarsus_a
44VB0007_C8(7).Fea4a.duck R tibiotarsus_a