November 26, 2014. Our most recent metal detector expedition conducted a survey at the area shown on the 1837 insurance map as being the location for the Madison-era stable. We had some fantastic results...read more to see what we found!
July 14, 2014 - Our summer excavations continue their investigations of the Southwest Yard of the Montpelier Mansion, revealing additional features relating to Madison's 18th and 19th century landscape.
July 6, 2014 - Over the past ten months, Chance Copperstone, an Applied Archaeology M.A. student at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, has been analyzing the animal bone recovered from the Stable Quarter, South Yard, Tobacco Barn Quarter and the Field Quarter.
June 21, 2014. This winter and spring Archaeologist Sam Henderson has spent her time analyzing plant remains collected from the three early 19th century slave quarters excavated at Montpelier as part of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant.
Wrapping up the winter metal detecting expeditions atop Chicken Mountain, Montpelier Archaeology returns to the mansion in hopes of learning how the plantation landscape changed after James and Dolley returned to Montpelier from Washington.