Buzzard Rock Native American Settlement Marker, K-117

The archaeological sites on the extensive floodplain nearby represent at least ten thousand years of periodic use by Native Americans. The artifacts and evidence from one site suggests that separate villages were occupied there some six hundred to one thousand years ago. The site is believed to have been inhabited by ancestors of a Siouan-speaking community, such as the Totero Indians, who were allied with the Monacan Indians and other communities of central and western Virginia.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1998
Region: Shenandoah Valley Region
Geographic Location: Roanoke (City)
Physical Description of Location: 13th Street SE, about .5 miles south of intersection with Jamison Avenue SE (Virginia 24), Roanoke, VA 24013.
GPS Location: 37.2641706510,-79.9162742170
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