We are pleased to announce that artifactual, contextual, and spatial data from the Pope site in Virginia and the Navair site in Maryland are now available through the DAACS website.
The Pope Site, from the Holladay/Ridley Tract in southern Virginia, was excavated by Theodore Reinhart and students from the College of William and Mary in the late 1980s. The Pope Site consists of the remains of four post-in-ground structures and numerous fence lines and other landscape features. DAACS identified three main occupation phases which date from the 1760s through 1790s. The site is notable for, among other things, its exceptional assemblage of colonoware.
The Navair site in Maryland was excavated by Tidewater Atlantic Research, Inc. in the early 1990s . Navair is likely a slave quarter site associated with the Mattanpany Plantation. The site dates to the last half of the 18th century and is defined by a subfloor pit and chimney base.
To access background, chronology, and image information from these sites, begin browsing at http://www.daacs.org/archaeological-sites/. To begin querying the data, start with the DAACS query pages: http://www.daacs.org/query-the-database/.