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Oak Hill Plantation site research sparks national interest

UMW students, archaeologists, and local historians spent a weekend documenting the Oak Hill Plantation site in southwestern Pittsylvania County. Photos, measurements, and documentation are all crucial before these structures crumble. We are thrilled to announce that a newspaper article got written about the project and it can be read here. Since the article has been

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About The Project

Our project seeks to compile information on the domestic architecture of slavery in Virginia. We gather information from archaeological sites, period documents such as census and tax records, and surviving buildings in rural and urban settings. Beyond facilitating scholarly research, we encourage public awareness and preservation of slave-related buildings, many of which are in danger

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