Most of us know Montpelier as the home of James Madison, 4th president and "Father of the Constitution," and his wife, Dolley, sociopolitical powerhouse and America's First, First Lady. What many people don't know, and what is often left out of the historical narrative, are the stories of the enslaved community who lived and labored on the 2,650-acre, rural Virginia plantation. The stories of the enslaved are literally below the ground thanks much of the property being untouched since Dolley Madison sold the estate in 1844. With this sale, slave quarters, work areas, and fields were abandoned and in many cases grew up in woods. The archaeology department just received a new tool that allows these sites that are otherwise invisible, to be seen in details we never thought we could attain.