Thomas Jefferson Poplar Forest (Geographic Keyword)
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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)
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.