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U.S. History Topics » States & Regions » Virginia

Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery

focuses on enslaved Africans and their descendants living in the Chesapeake region of Virginia during the colonial and antebellum periods. Analyze artifacts, deposits, and architectural plans from different sites, including Monticello, Mount Vernon, Stratford Hall, and Williamsburg. Join researchers from different disciplines to discover the cultural dynamics behind slavery and early Chesapeake society. (Thomas Jefferson Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities)

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Archaeologist cleaning the surface of a small cellar (Feature 88), while a volunteer screens the sediment.

Fairfield Quarter cellar

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