The Fascinating Archaeological Discovery That Put This Virginia State Park On The Map
By Beth|Published July 06, 2023
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Charlottesville. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
Over the years, there have been many exciting archaeological discoveries in Virginia. Each one sheds light on the state’s positively ancient history. A little over a decade ago, there was one such finding that truly put a state park on the map. A whale skeleton estimated to be approximately 15 million years old was discovered at Westmoreland State Park. Here’s more on this fascinating discovery and its significance.
Have you visited Westmoreland State Park recently? Did you know about this ancient whale, and do you agree that it’s one of the most fascinating archaeological discoveries in Virginia? Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments below — we’d love to hear from you! For more information about planning your trip, be sure to check out the Westmoreland State Park website.
Westmoreland is also an incredible kayaking destination. Rentals are available during the summer, or you can stock up on some gear of your own!
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