Samantha Henderson, MA

Archaeology
 

Archaeologist

Sam received her BA in Classical Archaeology from Randolph College in 2010, and her MA in Historical Archaeology from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2013.  Her field experience incorporates many significant historic sites, including Gunston Hall, Ferry Farm, and the Durant-Kenrick House. Her interests include the palaeoethnobotanical study of foodways, which she used in her thesis in studying the foodways of enslaved people and the changing environments on the 19th century Poplar Forest plantation.  She has also completed several studies of macrobotanicals recovered from the quarters at Montpelier as part of her continuing research on plant use at 19th century Virginia plantations. 

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Title: 
Archaeologist
Department: 
Archaeology