From studying the artifacts of the distant past to utilizing modern technological resources in the present, archaeology is a significant part of Monticello’s mission of preservation and education. With special focus on landscape history and slavery, Archaeology at Monticello brings exciting new insights into the lives of all those who lived and labored on this plantation. 

In this Q&A, Research Archaeologist, Derek Wheeler, and Archaeological Field Research Manager, Crystal O’Connor, talk about current excavation projects and recent finds at Monticello.

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