Native Americans were attracted by the Saltville Valley’s natural resources and the abundance of animals in the area. Early Native American were hunting mammals in the Saltville Valley 10,000 years ago.
At the Museum of the Middle Appalachians, view an extensive collection of Woodland Indian artifacts recovered locally by Marion native Pat Bass. Ms. Bass had an avid interest in archaeology and spent many years of her life compiling this collection.
The Woodland period refers to the cultures that lived in the woodlands of the eastern United States. Also on display are photographs of pictographs found on Paint Lick Mountain in nearby Tazewell County, Virginia.