The videos presented here were produced in collaboration with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, for use in a wide-variety of Monticello educational programming. Check back for regular updates.

DAACS Collaborations with The Society of Black Archaeologists

The Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS) is a Monticello initiative that collaborates with archaeologists working across North America and the Caribbean to bring the material and social lives of enslaved and free people to the public. This live panel looked at DAACS’s collaboration with the Society of Black Archaeologists through their groundbreaking work on 18th and 19th sites of enslavement and freedom on St. Croix. Dr. Ayana Omilade Flewellen, Dr. Alexandra Jones, Dr. William White, and Ms. Gabrielle Miller discussed how their research and community education programs on St. Croix are empowering Crucian communities while deepening local and regional understandings of enslavement.

Monticello Live with DAACS

Join Dr. Jillian Galle and DAACS collaborators for a dynamic conversation about current research projects in Florida, Jamaica, South Carolina, and Virginia. Hear from Dr. Ivor Conolley and Dr. Suzanne Francis-Brown about their research with DAACS in Jamaica. Learn about Sarah Stroud Clarke's and Corey Sattes' work at Drayton Hall, South Carolina. Hear how Dr. Karen Smith is using DAACS on prehistoric and contact-period sites in South Carolina. Sean Devlin discusses his use of DAACS at Mount Vernon, as well as for his dissertation research in Jamaica. Finally, Dr. Gifford Waters talks about FLMNH and DAACS collaborations and the Comparative Missions Archaeology Portal. Recorded October 23, 2020.

In the Field Live with Monticello Archaeology: Discover Site 6

Join Crystal O'Connor, Monticello's Archaeological Research Manager, and her field crew as they excavate Site 6, a field quarter for enslaved laborers at Monticello. Archaeologists have discovered at least three domestic areas that were lived in by enslaved men, women, and children during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Premiered October 21, 2020.


Join Derek Wheeler, Monticello's Research Archaeologist, to learn more about archaeological research at Shadwell, the birthplace of Thomas Jefferson and home to dozens of enslaved laborers throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.

Uncovering the Stew Stoves at Stew Stoves in Granger/Hemings Kitchen

Learn about recent archaeological discoveries in Monticello's South Pavilion Cellar, where highly-skilled enslaved chefs, James Hemings and Peter Hemings once cooked.

Uncovering the South Pavilion Cellar Hearth

Learn about recent archaeological discoveries in Monticello's South Pavilion Cellar.