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Jul 9, 2024

2024 Field School Week 4 (Part One)

By: Holly Bailey This week, the field school students received some fascinating lectures by Dr. Eric Proebsting and Karen McIlvoy about landscape archaeology, zooarchaeology, and the history and process of […]


Jul 3, 2024

2024 Field School Week 3 (Part Two)

By: Josie Schreiber and Collyn Fritz The archaeology of slavery was the main topic of our readings and lectures this week. We had a few brief lectures given by Poplar […]


Jul 1, 2024

2024 Field School Week 3 (Part One)

By: Sarah Robinson and Colin Winner The beginning of this week saw the fourteen field school students arrive at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello early Monday morning. After a lecture on geoarchaeology […]


Jun 24, 2024

2024 Field School Week 2

By: Emily Brophy This week, the 2024 field school at Poplar Forest is in full swing! Week 2 saw the completion of all of our units for this summer as […]


Jun 13, 2024

2024 Field School Week 1

By: Ryan Guard and Jonathan Mayes On June 3rd 2024, fifteen enthusiastic students arrived for the beginning of the 2024 Poplar Forest Summer Field School in Historical Archaeology. After a […]