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Field artifacts
In the 1970s, archaeologists from the Gloucester County Archaeology Project (GCAP) found Indian and European artifacts on the surface of the plowed fields at Werowocomoco.

Previous Archaeology at Werowocomoco (Site 44GL32*)

The site of Werowocomoco was first registered with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (VDHR) in 1977 by Daniel Mouer, an archaeologist at Virginia Commonwealth University. It was assigned the number 44GL32*. Dr. Mouer collected artifacts from the surface of plowed fields and along the beach, much like the current landowner Lynn Ripley. He found fragments of Indian ceramic from the Late Woodland/Contact Period and determined that this area was the 'possible site of Werowocomoco.' The artifacts he collected were left with the landowners of the site.

The only other archaeologists to work at the site were part of the Gloucester County Archaeology Project. They excavated at Werowocomoco in 1978. They surveyed portions of the pasture and plowed fields and excavated two 5' x 5' square test units, but did not find evidence of Indians from the Late Woodland/Contact Period. Very little is known about these excavations. From this time to the present landowners have collected artifacts from the ground surface, but no excavations were undertaken by archaeologists until 2001.

* Each archaeological site registered with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources is assigned a number. The number '44' represents Virginia, the 44th state alphabetically, without Alaska or Hawaii. The letters 'GL' are an abbreviation for Gloucester County. The number '32' represents for the 32nd site identified in the county. Today, Gloucester County has over 420 registered archaeological sites.