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Laser transit
Field school students map features found near the waterfront excavation.

The results of the 2004 field season will be posted in the coming months.

Until then, enjoy these photos of the excavation.

Also, please click on the video links to hear Dr. Martin Gallivan and other project members describe what was found.




Summary of the Second Season
Hear Dr. Gallivan talk about what we found during the second field season at Werowocomoco:

2004 Summary

The Ditches
The ditches we're finding are more than just holes in the ground. Click here to find out how they fit in the Werowocomoco landscape...:

Ditch Description 2004

...and how they fit within the ethnographic record:

Ditches in the Ethnographic Record

Remote Sensing
Find out more about our work with Berle Clay and his remote sensing techniques at Werowocomoco by clicking here:

Berle Clay video part 1

Berle Clay video part 2

Dr. Gallivan describes how Berle Clay's work helped guide our excavations

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Field school student Irena Zabel draws the profile of a ditch found in the pasture excavation area.










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Field school students Nick Anderson, Stephanie Corrigan, and Theresa Owen uncover a gap between the two ditches in the pasture.









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Hundreds of postmolds like these have been found across the site. They mark the locations of Virginia Indian buildings.








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This large tree hole was filled with broken pottery, stone tools, and food remains during the late Woodland period.








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After the taproot was excavated you could clearly see the extensions of the trees roots, filled with artifacts and food remains from before 1607.








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The path of the ditches turned eastward.










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The ditches slowly filled with silt and sand after they were abandoned. You can see each of the different lenses of soil in the wall. The uniform soil above it was plowed into a single layer during the historic period.











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Field school students clean a test unit and measure the location of features found in the pasture excavation area.