Rhodes Archaeology Field School Confirms Discovery

students work at an archaeological dig in the woods

Each May for the past seven years, students of Rhodes Archaeology Field School have been excavating 19th century and pre-historic sites at the Ames Plantation in Grand Junction, Tenn. This year the group began excavating a series of slave cabins from the 1840s that will help provide a historical account of the people who lived and worked there.

This is the first group of slave cabins that the team has been able to confirm through historical records and the excavation results. The cabins were discovered on an Antebellum plantation site once owned by Fanny Dickins.

The University of Tennessee’s Institute of Agriculture, which has been a research partner with Rhodes at Ames, created a video with Rhodes Professor Milton Moreland discussing recent findings. View it here.