Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest (Site Name Keyword)
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An Analysis of Pollen from Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest: the South Profile of the Gully Located within Site B (2009)
[tDAR id: 368148] Nineteen soil samples from Site B, an early nineteenth-century site located in Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest (Virginia) were submitted to the Fiske Center for palynological analysis. Over 100 distinct taxa were recovered from the eleven samples that were considered to be well preserved enough to allow for a representative reconstruction of past environmental conditions. When viewed collectively, the recovered taxa describe a landscape consisting of both managed ornamental grounds and areas of...
CHARCOAL AND BOTANIC IDENTIFICATION AND AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION OF A SAMPLE FROM THE FRONT ENTRANCE/BATEMAN BRIDGE ROAD AT THOMAS JEFFERSON’S POPLAR FOREST, BEDFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA (2016)
[tDAR id: 402406] The Front Entrance Survey, conducted in 2009 on Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest property in Forest, Bedford County, Virginia, detected an area with high concentrations of prehistoric artifacts. Charred nutshell and charcoal fragments collected from Feature E, exposed in Unit ER5700/1, were submitted for identification and subsequent AMS radiocarbon age determination.
CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION AND AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION OF SAMPLES FROM SITE 37 AT THOMAS JEFFERSON’S POPLAR FOREST, BEDFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA (2015)
[tDAR id: 399373] Site 37 lies on the property of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest in the city of Forest, Bedford County, Virginia. Prior to construction of a new entrance road a site was detected on the western bank of Machine Branch, a small drainage that runs between the Upper and Middle Fields (Jack Gary, personal communication July 29, 2015). Three charcoal samples from two test pits were submitted for identification and subsequent AMS radiocarbon age determination.
[tDAR id: 367272] Forty-nine flotation samples from Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest (Virginia) were submitted to the Fiske Center for macrobotanical analysis. Researchers at Poplar Forest hoped to learn more about historic land management practices through the examination and identification of over six hundred charred wood specimens taken from features identified as planting stains or root holes. While many pieces of wood were unidentifiable due to small size and poor preservation, the overall data suggest the...
Macrobotanical Analysis of Feature ER2352/4, A Subfloor Pit Associated with a 19th-Century Slave Cabin from Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest (2009)
[tDAR id: 367819] Macrobotanicals were analyzed from a sub-floor pit in a 19th century slave cabin located at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest plantation (Virginia) during the tenure of the Hutter family as plantation owners. The thousands of seed and wood remains recovered illustrate that the slaves’ main subsistence strategies were provisioning, or receiving food from the plantation owner, production, or growing their own food, and the procurement of wild resources. These various subsistence strategies...
PHYTOLITH ANALYSIS OF JEFFERSON-ERA SEDIMENT FROM THE ORNAMENTAL LANDSCAPE AND CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF A PREHISTORIC FEATURE AT POPLAR FOREST PLANTATION, BEDFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA (2012)
[tDAR id: 380361] Ten phytolith samples were examined from a Jefferson-era layer in an area believed to be associated with a clump of ornamental trees and bushes planted in 1812 at the northeast corner of the octagonal house located at Poplar Forest plantation in Forest, Virginia. An oval flower bed planted with dwarf roses was established nearby. Four additional phytolith samples were taken from features directly associated with the ornamental tree clump and flower bed. For this study, phytolith analysis was...
PHYTOLITH ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM GARDEN SPACES WITHIN THE CARRIAGE TURNAROUND IN FRONT OF THOMAS JEFFERSON’S POPLAR FOREST RETREAT HOUSE, BEDFORD, VIRGINIA (2014)
[tDAR id: 394666] Outside of the city of Lynchburg, Virginia, Thomas Jefferson constructed his Poplar Forest retreat house near the center of his Bedford County plantation in 1806. A large carriage turnaround in front of the north side of the main octagonal portion of the house, as well as the surrounding five acres of grounds, were planted with ornamental landscaping. A circular road lined with trees bounded the property. Archaeological investigations of the turnaround have exposed various features associated...