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Read what Monticello staff members and guest authors have to say about Jefferson, Monticello, and how they experience Jefferson's experiment every day.


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Fraser D. Neiman

Since November, Monticello’s archaeology team has been battling...MORE »

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Fraser D. Neiman

On Monday September 17, the archaeology department began the final phase of excavation required to support the Foundation’s exciting plans to restore Jefferson’s Kitchen Road.  In the first decades of the nineteenth century the Kitchen Road linked Monticello’s kitchen, at the south end of the...MORE »

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Fraser D. Neiman

Earlier this year, Monticello's archaeology team located the remains of a previously undocumented building on Mulberry Row. The new find consists of a brick paving that served as the floor of a log structure whose walls have left no visible trace. Only the northern edge of the paving has been...MORE »

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Fraser D. Neiman

Over the past two months, Monticello’s archaeologists have discovered two previously unknown archaeological sites that were once the homes of slaves who lived...MORE »

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Archaeology
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Fraser D. Neiman

In the third and final posting this series, we’ll briefly consider how the intellectual legacies of the New Archaeology affect current archaeological practice and our approach to the reanalysis of Pi-Sunyer (...MORE »

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Mulberry Row, Archaeology
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Fraser D. Neiman

As we saw last time, Oriel Pi-Sunyer conducted the first serious archaeogical fieldwork on ...MORE »

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Mulberry Row, Archaeology
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Fraser D. Neiman

Everyone knows that archaeologists dig. But it is less widely appreciated that just how they dig and what they find varies with the kinds of questions they ask and the assumptions they make.  Two excavation campaigns were conducted on Mulberry Row -- the first in 1957 and the second in the early...MORE »

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Fraser D. Neiman

First Archaeology Workshop Tours Monticello Mountain

Monticello’s archaeologists hosted the first in a series of four Archaeology Workshops on Saturday, April 23. Visitors joined archaeology staff members for a 2.5-mile walk across the southern slopes of Monticello...MORE »

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Archaeology

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