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Explore our current archaeological field research, as it is being conducted by the Monticello-University of Virginia Archaeological Field School. This is one-mile (roundtrip) walk to excavations in progress at "Site 8" and "Site 6". These two sites were once home to enslaved field laborers in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. Monticello’s archaeologists will explain basics of archaeological research design, soils, stratigraphy, excavation strategies, our latest discoveries, and how they fit into our larger understanding of changing life ways at Monticello. Because this is a one-mile walk in the woods, water bottles, sturdy shoes, and long trousers are recommended.