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Turner to discuss search for Werowocomoco

Randy Turner of Williamsburg, retired archaeologist with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, will address the Historic Triangle Chapter of the Archeological Society of Virginia on Wednesday, June 27.

He will describe the search that he began in 1973 for Powhatan’s principal residence, Werowocomoco on the north side of the York River. This search culminated in 2001 when Turner gained access to a likely property in upper Gloucester and confirmed it was the capital of the Powhatan chiefdom at that time and was where Powhatan and Captain John Smith first met in December 1607.

Turner will speak on “Searching for Powhatan at Werowocomoco” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Community Room at Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg, 1500 Commonwealth Avenue.  

The meeting is open to interested persons, the release said. ...

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