Location: Setauket, New York, United States
The eighteenth- and nineteenth-century farmstead is known locally as the Thompson House. Five successive generations of the Thompson family lived on this site alongside their enslaved and, after 1815, wage laborers of African descent. Entering its third field season, this project seeks to collect data from contexts of both slavery and freedom. The objective is to learn how the new system of wage labor altered interactions between the Thompsons and African American laborers in the daily operations of the farm.
Excavations will be undertaken between the above dates from 8:00am to 4:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, weather permitting. Wednesdays are reserved for artifact washing and cataloging. Participants will learn the fundamentals of archaeological excavations, site interpretation, and laboratory analysis.
The project is limited to 6 volunteers. Priority will be given to participants who can commit to the full project schedule. To apply, please contact Bradley D. Phillippi at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Period(s) of Occupation: Historical, 1700-1885
Room and Board Arrangements
The site is located in Setauket and near Stony Brook University where housing opportunities are available. Please contact the site director for more information.
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