You might have thought that scholars knew everything there was to know about Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s famous home. But, after an exhaustive survey conducted in 1997,
archaeologists have identified over twenty previously unrecorded plantation sites. Many of these sites are former slave settlements, and this past June, we spoke with Sara Bon-Harper, Monticello’s Archaeological Research Manager. In this eight minute feature, she explains how these sites were identified and describes what’s being discovered at Site 8, a settlement of slaves active from the 1770s to the 1790s.
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