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- The Elizabeth Hemings Site. Excavations in 1995 and 1996 at the site where Elizabeth Hemings, matriarch of Monticello's famous Hemings family, lived during the decade before her death in 1807.
- Archaeology of Monticello's Corner Terraces, Garden Wall, and Kitchen Dependency. The 1997 construction and restoration history of three components of the Monticello mountaintop.
- Mulberry Row Reassessment: Building l. Findings, based on new analytical techniques, about an important Mulberry Row site originally excavated in 1957, and again in the early 1980's.
- Archaeology of Monticello's West Portico Steps. The 1999 construction and restoration history of the famous steps shown on the U.S. nickel.
- Monticello's Park Cemetery. Research on an African-American burial ground on the Monticello Plantation (dated 2003).
- How Can Bayesian Smoothing and Correspondence Analysis Help Decipher the Occupational Histories of Late-eighteenth Century Slave Quarters at Monticello? (PDF) We explore how variation in time and resource access contributes to patterns in spatial data at two Monticello sites occupied by overseers and slaves. The data used are ceramic type frequencies, which have been statistically smoothed, via a Bayesian approach, to overcome the effects of small sample sizes. Correspondence analysis is the method of choice for this study.. Presented at the Society for American Archaeology conference in 2005.
- Site Characterization: The Definition of Archaeological Sites using Plowzone Excavation Data. (PDF) Drawing from previous analysis, department archaeologists explore characteristics of plowzone assemblages to understand the occupation of the Monticello Home Farm Quarter. Presented at the Society for American Archaeology conference in 2005.
- Methods in the Analysis of Slave-Occupied Sites at Monticello. The Department of Archaeology examines artifact size and abundance to help predict the location of slave quarters on Jefferson's earliest slave quarter at Monticello. Presented at the Society for American Archaeology conference in 2004.
- Landscape Dynamics at Monticello: a geoarchaeological perspective. Using information from multiple sources, including stratigraphy, grainsize, sediment chemistry, and pollen the Department of Archaeology examines changes in agricultural land use and their ecological consequences at Monticello Mountain. Presented at the Society for American Archaeology conference in 2003.