|The Sam Davis Home Slave Quarters Archaeological Project |
June 7-July 9, 2004
This is an archive of the 2004 Sam Davis Home Slave Quarter Project -- a cooperative archaeological research project sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Middle Tennessee State University and the Sam Davis Memorial Association. The field project began June 7 and ran through July 9, 2004.
The primary objectives of the project were:
Information and objects produced during the course of this archaeological project contributed substantially to the development of the permanent exhibit "Recovering their Story: African Americans on the Davis Plantation, 1850-1925" developed by Dr. Bren Martin and students at Middle Tennessee State University. The exhibit was installed in the visitor center at the Sam Davis Home in 2006 and received the "Best Small Museum Permanent Exhibit for 2006" from the Tennessee Association of Museums.
Who was Sam Davis?
At the end of each day, a short narrative and a few photographs of the day's work were posted. Click on the date links to view specific days or [Click here] to browse the entire field season.
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