The Department of Archaeology is dedicated to studying and preserving Monticello's archaeological record, and to deciphering its meaning through comparative research. Historical topics of special focus in the Department's fieldwork include landscape history and slavery, both at Monticello and in the Chesapeake region. The Department is home to the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery, an Internet-based initiative designed to foster collaborative research and data sharing among archaeologists. The Department also houses extensive artifact collections from past and ongoing archaeological fieldwork at Monticello.
- Current Research
Catch up on the Department's ongoing research initiatives.
- Download Technical Reports and Data
Read in detail about recent field projects and analytical methods.
- Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery
Learn how archaeologists are using Internet technologies to foster comparative research and scholarly collaboration.
- Monticello-University of Virginia Archaeological Field School
Information and application materials for training in archaeological field methods at Monticello