Learn how archaeologists figure out where to dig, and how you can help!
Metal detecting led us to the spot to find the Overseer’s House! Learn how!
The Archaeology Department is beginning a new period of excavations at the Madison Home Farm – beginning with the Overseer’s House!
Read about how one of our Expeditioners helped uncover a special artifact – and discover what it was!
Read about how archaeologists use stratigraphy to examine the history of tree plantings at the Pine Alley!
See how archaeologists are using 3D technology to understand archaeological sites!
What’s next for the Archaeology Department?
What do archaeologists DO with all the things they find? Take a peak with Ben Kirby!
In 2018, the archaeology department conducted excavations looking for a series of tree plantings next to James Madison’s home.
Walk through our conservation process with Archaeology Lab Manager Ben Kirby!