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Jul 23, 2019

Field School Week 6

By J. Brooks McCabe This was the last week for our Field School students. The students wrapped up the remaining units behind the South Tenant House. The recovered artifacts date […]

Jul 9, 2019

Field School Week 5

by Savhanna Long This week was very exciting for our Field School students, as they finished up their units from the Stable Survey and moved onto the area behind the […]

Jul 5, 2019

Field School Week 4

By Mary Del Vecchio This week is about landscape archaeology. We began learning about the different subfields of archaeology like what pollen analysis can tell us and how GIS (Geographic […]

Jun 26, 2019

Field School Week 3

by Lewis Ward This week for Field School at Poplar Forest, we did quite a bit of traveling mixed in with our usual itinerary of digging. For the past few […]

Jun 19, 2019

Field School Week 2

by Melissa Penner The Archaeology Field School at Poplar Forest learned about the artifacts found during excavations in the past and applied these lessons to the theme of the week: […]

Jun 7, 2019

First Week of Field School 2019

The department kicked off its 30th annual archaeological field school this Monday and welcomed seven undergraduates as students. For the next six weeks they’ll be writing our blog posts and […]

Jul 16, 2018

Field School Week 6

By Eric Taylor and Alice Keith The sixth and final week of the 2018 Archaeology Field School at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest has drawn to a close. It was an […]

Jul 9, 2018

Field School Week 4

by Mat Parsons In the fourth week of the Poplar Forest Field school we once again returned to Monticello for a lesson in dendrochronology. We started the morning with a […]

Jun 25, 2018

Field School Week 3

By Keilah and Kennis We started out the 3rd week at field school by visiting Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Whereas Poplar Forest represents Jefferson’s design interests as a private individual, his […]

Jun 20, 2018

Field School Week 2

by Alaina Foster These past weeks at Poplar Forest have been exciting ones!  The field school students were introduced to archaeological field methods and excavation techniques for digging this fun […]

Jun 8, 2018

Archaeology Field School 2018 Week 1

The archaeology department began its 2018 field school this past Monday, welcoming six students and a summer research intern to the museum. Our project this summer focuses on the South […]

Jul 27, 2017

Archaeology Field School Week VI

By Iris Puryear This week we wrapped up field work at the Braxton site and processed the final artifacts and data collected in the lab. A final unit, opened to […]