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Mulberry Row and the Monticello Mountaintop Landscape: New Insights from Archaeological Chronologies

Author(s): Crystal L. Ptacek ; Katelyn Coughlan ; Beatrix Arendt ; L. Kathryn Martin

Year: 2015

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Mulberry Row was once a bustling street of activity where enslaved and free workers labored and lived adjacent to Monticello mansion. This paper outlines new insights into change in slave lifeways and the adjacent landscape, derived from a recently excavated one hundred fifty foot long trench extending across Mulberry Row. We describe new, fine-grained stratigraphic and seriation chronologies that incorporate both continuous layers and discrete features, including a borrow pit and cobble paving. The chronological framework allows new insights into previous archaeological research conducted over the past three decades.


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Mulberry Row and the Monticello Mountaintop Landscape: New Insights from Archaeological Chronologies. Crystal L. Ptacek, Katelyn Coughlan, Beatrix Arendt, L. Kathryn Martin. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433712)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 481

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America