DAACS receives grant from Mellon Foundation for innovative collaborative project known as The DAACS Research Consortium

Monticello will lead innovative project to advance the archaeological study of slavery Archaeology Department Receives Mellon Grant to Further Expand Access to Online Database of Archaeological Findings and Comparative Data FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 4, 2013 Media Contact: Amy Atticks, 434-984-7529 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—Monticello archaeologists will launch an innovative collaborative project designed to advance the study of slavery in… Read more »

Apply for a DAACS Fellowship. Deadline: November 1, 2014

SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS AND TRAVEL GRANTS FOR THE DIGITAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL ARCHIVE OF COMPARATIVE SLAVERY The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, which owns and operates Thomas Jefferson’s historic home at Monticello, is pleased to announce a program of short-term residential fellowships and travel grants at its International Center for Jefferson Studies open to all scholars working on Jefferson projects.  … Read more »

The South Carolina Institute for Anthropology and Archaeology and DAACS receive Save America’s Treasures Grant

The South Carolina Institute for Anthropology and Archaeology has received a major collection award in the amount of $192,000 from a National Park Service program known as “Save America’s Treasures.” Sharon Pekrul, Jonathan Leader, and myself are the Princial Investigators on the grant, which will go toward rehabilitating and stabilizing archaeological collections from slave cabin… Read more »

Data from the Pope and Navair sites now launched.

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… Read more »

Data from four Nevis and one St. Kitts slave villages now available!

We are pleased to announce that artifactual, contextual, and spatial data from the Jessups and New River Estates on Nevis and The Spring Estate on St. Kitts are now available through DAACS.   Data were generated from shovel-test-pit surveys of the Jessups I and Jessups II villages and New River I and New River II villages… Read more »

Fairfield Quarter and Elizabeth Hemings sites are launched!

We are pleased to announce that artifactual, contextual, and spatial data from the Fairfield Quarter site and the Elizabeth Hemings site are now available. The Fairfield Quarter site is located in Gloucester County Virginia and was excavated by David Brown and Thane Harpole from the Fairfield Foundation. The Elizabeth Hemings site is located at Monticello,… Read more »