Tudor Place

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Archaeology

  • What Lies Beneath? Dower House Dig
    September 3, 2015
    In a site as well preserved as Tudor Place, history and artifacts are not just all around, but underfoot. Archaeology offers unique insights into how past occupants used and occupied the land, which inform our understanding and interpretation of the estate today.   A recent excavation near the 1867 Dower House on the property’s northern ...
  • Phase-II Archeaology Investigation: Tennis Lawn 2013
    January 29, 2014
    · Archaeology · This 2013 project followed up on the 2010 Phase I archaeological survey evidence indicating the possible location of a former building. Historic maps show no structure in this area, but concentrations of domestic and architectural artifacts found there led to speculation that a slave quarter may have stood in what is now the ...
  • Possible Servant/Slave Domicile: Tennis Lawn Archaeology Investigation (2013)
    December 10, 2013
    · Archaeology · This investigation was undertaken based on evidence from a 2010-2011 Phase-One survey that a building – possibly a slave quarter – may have stood in the North Garden east of the Center Walk. In March 2013, six test units were dug and features consistent with a possible dwelling were found in two of ...
  • In Boxwood Knot Restoration, Opportunity to Excavate (2011)
    December 10, 2013
    · Archaeology · Undertaken in conjunction with the regrading and restoration of the North Garden’s Boxwood Knot rose garden, this October 2011 dig was commissioned during an 11-day window when the area was cleared of vegetation. From three test units and 10 shovel test pits, 893 artifacts were recovered. The knot garden’s southeast corner revealed a ...
  • Phase-I Archaeology Survey (2010-2011) of Tudor Place
    December 10, 2013
    · Archaeology · This 2010-2011 project for the first time surveyed all 5½ acres of Tudor Place. Performed by Dovetail Cultural Resource Group at the behest of Tudor Place, it entailed GPS mapping and the digging of 222 test pits, among other investigations, and recovered 874 artifacts. The study laid the groundwork for further study and ...
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