House Pattern, Virginia Beach


House Pattern, Virginia Beach


The footprint of a house pattern, believed to date to around 1600, has been marked off by archaeologists in Virginia Beach. The dark marks indicate postholes from wooden supports.

The homes of Virginia Indians at the time of the Jamestown settlement were oval or circular, formed by bending saplings into a loaf shape and covering them with tightly woven mats. The structure was called a yehakin.


Keith Egloff

Date Created

ca. 2000s


Virginia Department of Historic Resources


Virginia Beach, seventeenth century

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