Things you need to know about Building t before you use the data:
- The entire site was carefully hand-troweled and screens were not used for artifact recovery.
- Measurements are in feet and tenths of feet.
- Building t was excavated using the "Wheeler Box" excavation system of 8-by-8 foot quadrats with 2-foot balks. Unit size varies from 8-by-8 foot and 2-by-2 foot quadrats to 2-by-8 foot quadrats.
- Much of the Building t site had been disturbed by the construction activities relating to 1925 and 1934 parking lot construction episodes. Only the lower portion of Building t's sub-floor pit [953H] remained undisturbed. The living surface and foundation of both the dwelling and chimney had been destroyed.
- Underlying Building t is the "Negro Quarter," an early slave quarter associated with the first period of Jefferson’s occupation at Monticello. This quarter is defined by four sub-floor pits. No other associated building elements were recovered during the 1984 and 1985 excavations. The dating of the "Negro Quarter" is based on its associated artifacts and its stratigraphic relationship to Building t. All four pits underlay the occupation layers of Building t. Destruction of the building preceded the documented construction of Building t in the 1790s.