Archives for the "Archaeology" Category

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 […]


Sep 19, 2023

New Hire Highlight: Bella Kilper

By: Bella Kilper This past summer I had the pleasure of serving as the Summer Research Intern for the archaeology department at Poplar Forest. Having just graduated with my Bachelor […]


Aug 23, 2023

Student Research Illuminates Fascinating Finds

By: Erin Schwartz On July 14, Poplar Forest’s 32nd Annual Summer Field School in Historical Archaeology drew to a close. While students had learned many valuable skills in the field and […]


Jul 19, 2023

2023 Field School Week 6

By: Alyssa Moorman Week 6 has come to an end, and the Poplar Forest Archaeology Field School 2023 has officially been completed. The week started with a lecture on Industrial […]


Jul 14, 2023

2023 Field School Week 5

By: Taylor Gantzert At the beginning of the fifth week of Poplar Forest’s field school, students learned about the tools that archaeologists use to categorize and analyze the data collected […]


Jul 6, 2023

2023 Field School Week 4 (Part 2)

A Trip to Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Jamestowne By: Nicole Finnigan While the focus of the first half of the week was on digging our units and learning about flotation, […]


Jul 6, 2023

2023 Field School Week 4 (Part 1)

By Rose Hill (the happy Texan): In this week of the field school, we began each morning with a series of lectures by Dr. Proebsting on the topics of landscape […]


Jun 28, 2023

2023 Field School Week 3

By: Gill Batt This week, field school started with a tour of Monticello on Monday. The group listened to a lecture and toured the house along with the grounds. The […]


Jun 20, 2023

2023 Field School Week 2

By: Cameron Cash This was an exciting week for the 2023 Archaeology Field School. Despite Monday’s inclement weather keeping us away from our 5 ft. x 5 ft. excavation units […]


Jun 12, 2023

2023 Field School Week 1

By: Catherine Haines The 2023 Archaeology Field School at Poplar Forest began by learning about the history of the property, the field techniques, and touring the lab. First, the students […]


Apr 17, 2023

The North Grove Ice House at Poplar Forest

By: Steve Lenik, Ph.D. Ice houses are underground pits that stored ice or snow collected during the winter to provide chilled food and beverages throughout the year. These were common […]