Dig It

monticelloSpring Term starts Monday (April 20), and there will be the usual array of fascinating courses to consider, both on and off campus. One that gets off to a quick start is the Archaeology Field Methods Course, otherwise known as The Dig. In past years, The Dig has been fairly close to Lexington — Liberty Hall ruins and Longdale Furnace. This year the program moves over the mountain where the students will begin excavating the remains of Thomas Jefferson’s overseer’s house near Monticello. It’s part of a larger research project with Monticello and its Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS). You can follow along on a blog that faculty members Alison Bell and Sean Devlin and their students will be keeping throughout the term. So be sure to check in to see what they’ve found. For background on the project, you can listen to Alison’s description below:

1 Response to “Dig It”


  1. 1 Robert Lutz April 20, 2009 at 10:03 am

    I participated in the first Dig at Liberty Hall as a freshman in 1974 — an unforgettable Spring Term.


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