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Archeological evidence dates the earliest settlements of coastal Virginia Native Americans to 8,000 B.C. By the time the Jamestown colonists arrived in 1607, some 15,000 Powhatans inhabited the Chesapeake Bay region, led by Wahunsunacock, or Chief Powhatan. In 2003 researchers announced the discovery of the lost village of Werowocomoco—the chief's home and the first known capital of Virginia—on a farm near White Marsh. Thousands of artifacts have been found on the 50-acre site; excavations are ongoing.
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