Wingo’s quarter site data now available at

DAACS is ringing in the new year with the launch of data from an eighteenth-century site, the Wingo’s Quarter, at  This is the third site from Poplar Forest now in the database, providing valuable intra- and inter-plantation data for use in comparative studies. The site was investigated by Dr. Barbara Heath, Eleanor Breen, Crystal Ptacek, and students from the… Read more »

Elizabeth Bollwerk appointed to Museums Computer Network Board

DAACS Analyst Beth Bollwerk recently attended the Museum Computer Network (MCN) conference, held in Minneapolis November 4-7 where her appointment to the MCN Board of Directors for a three-year stint was announced ( The conference provides a collaborative environment for cultural heritage professionals who seek to advance digital practice in our sector. Among other goals,… Read more »

Apply for a DAACS Fellowship. Deadline: November 1, 2016

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 »

DAACS awarded NEH Grant for Analysis of The First Hermitage Sites

Monticello Archaeologists Awarded NEH Grant to Share Research Online MONTICELLO, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—The National Endowment for the Humanities recently announced that they will provide a $300,000, three-year grant to enable archaeologists at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello to complete Beyond the Mansion 2.0., an innovative, web-based collaboration with The Hermitage. Beyond the Mansion 2.0 will make thirty years… Read more »

Join Jillian Galle, Project Director of DAACS, at the University of South Carolina for lectures and workshops, September 28 – October, 9, 2015.

Are you interested in learning about the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS) and how it can benefit your research? From September 29 through October 9 the University of South Carolina is hosting DAACS Director, Dr. Jillian Galle as a visiting scholar, for two weeks of public lectures and workshops. On Saturday, October 3,… Read more »

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 »

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 »