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Geophysical survey underway at Werowocomoco

The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail welcomed tribal citizens, National Park Service staff members, and representatives from partner organizations to Werowocomoco the week of March 13-20, where the first stages of a geophysical survey began.

The survey, which utilizes non-invasive imaging technologies, will reveal the nature and extent of archeological resources on approximately 55 acres of the site.

A team led by Tim Horsley and Scott Strickland began conducting their field work on March 13. Horsley Archeological Prospection was contracted by Chesapeake Conservancy with funding from the trail and a private donor.

Throughout the week, Horsley led workshops for tribal citizens on geophysical survey technologies. Tours of the property were led by Chesapeake Trail archeologist Rachel Bowen as well as Kalen Anderson, who is the lead intern for the Chesapeake Trail’s award-winning Werowocomoco Ancestral Lands Individual Placement program.

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