Archaeology at Oatlands: The Past, Present and Future of Archaeology at an American Plantation
This is an abstract from the session entitled "Plantation Archaeology as Slow Archaeology" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
Oatlands Plantation has been the subject of several archaeological excavations since 1975, ten years after the property was donated to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Undertaken by a variety of investigators, each using their own set of methods to answer their own set of research questions, these archaeological projects chart the trajectory of the discipline and the evolving way that this place of memory has been conceptualized and interpreted. The slow and piecemeal accumulation of archaeological data has resulted in a wealth of documentary and artifact evidence scattered in various repositories and collections. In this presentation we demonstrate how we synthesized the results of this slow drip of archaeological discoveries and worked with stakeholders to develop a plan for the future of this unique collection.
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Archaeology at Oatlands: The Past, Present and Future of Archaeology at an American Plantation. Lori Kimball, Eric Schweickart. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457260)
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