House Pattern, Virginia Beach
TitleHouse 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.