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W&M professor to discuss Powhatan Indians

Dr. Martin Gallivan, professor of anthropology at the College of William and Mary, will discuss the Powhatan Indians at a lecture and book signing on Sunday, presented by the Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society. 

The event will be held from 3-5 p.m. at the Regatta Point Yachting Center, 137 Neptune Lane in Deltaville from 3 to 5 p.m.

Gallivan led the archaeological investigation of Chief Powhatan’s home village of Werowocomoco in Gloucester from 2003 to 2010. A release said he is particularly interested in the ways the Powhatan Indians built towns and changed the landscape around the Chesapeake Bay before 1607.

“What we know about the Powhatan Indians tends to focus on the events around Jamestown,” Gallivan said, “but I’m interested in the backstory to those events.”

Tickets for the lecture are $25 and are available by visiting the museum, 777 General Puller Highway in Saluda, Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., calling ...

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