Ely Mound

Dating to the Late Woodland/Mississippian period (ca A.D. 1200-1650), the Ely Mound archaeological site in Lee County is the only clearly identified substructure or town house mound in Virginia. As […]

Pamunkey Indian Reservation Archaeological District

Over 7,000 years of Native American occupation of the Pamunkey Indian Reservation Archaeological District, on a 1,700-acre, marsh-rimmed, Pamunkey River peninsula in King William County, give this tract unique archaeological […]

Woodlawn Historic and Archaeological District

The Woodlawn Historic and Archaeological District encompasses Woodlawn plantation, assembled in King George County in the early 18th century by Col. Thomas Turner. The earliest portion of the present house, […]

Paspahegh Archaeological Site

Identified on John Smith’s Map of 1612, Paspahegh in James City County was one of the thirty districts of the Powhatan Chiefdom. Its 17th-century inhabitants were among the first Indians […]

Reedy Creek Archaeological Site

The Reedy Creek site preserves evidence of Late Archaic (2000-1000 B. C.) occupation and was the location of an Indian village between A. D. 900 and 1400. During the latter […]

Indian Jim’s Cave

A natural formation on the banks of the Staunton River, Indian Jim’s Cave was a place of aboriginal occupation dating to 2000-1000 B.C. and possibly earlier. The floor of the […]

John Green Archaeological Sites

The John Green sites, named for a recent owner, are two adjacent and related Indian sites that are among the few in southeastern Virginia containing tested post-contact elements. Limited excavation […]

Shelly Archaeological District

Named for the profusion of oyster shells that long appeared in the fields after plowing, Shelly holds exceptional archaeological value. The property of the Page family since the late 17th […]


Weyanoke peninsula along the James River in Charles City County has seen human occupation for 8,000 years and contains numerous prehistoric and colonial archaeological sites.  Weyanoke historically was inhabited by […]

Eppes Island

Eppes Island has been occupied by successive generations of the Eppes family since 1624, making it the oldest farm in Virginia, and possibly the nation, in continuous ownership by the […]