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“Spring Break Dig” at the Taylor House, March 24-30

March 13, 2014
Detail of the Taylor House near Monticello. This is the site of our upcoming joint AAS-UAM/AAS-SAU Spring Break Dig, March 24-30.

Detail of the Taylor House near Monticello. This is the site of our upcoming joint AAS-UAM/AAS-SAU Spring Break Dig, March 24-30.

The UAM Research Station of the Arkansas Archeological Survey is holding its first “Spring Break Dig”. It is an opportunity for volunteers to get their hands dirty and learn how archeologists excavate at a real site in the region. This March 24-30, the AAS-SAU Research Station will be assisting us at the Taylor House near Monticello. Also known as Hollywood Plantation, excavations in 1991 by Skip Stewart‐Abernathy made it the first plantation site to be excavated in the state. Built in 1845, the Taylor House is a two story, dogtrot style, log house near Bayou Bartholomew in Drew County. The 2014 Spring Dig will focus on the root cellar, the ell, the rear porch of the house and the smokehouse. This research has the potential to provide important information about the antebellum period in southeast Arkansas. Volunteers welcome.

The Taylor House is located on Hwy 138 about 20 miles east of Monticello. For google maps directions: http://tiny.cc/TaylorHouse

Contact Dr. Jodi Barnes (AAS-UAM) at jabarnes@uark.edu or 870‐460‐1290, or Dr. Brandon (AAS-SAU) at jbrando@uark.edu for additional information and to sign up.

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