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Archeologists Finish Dig Near Historic Montpelier


August 6, 2013

A four-year excavating project at President James Madison's Montpelier is wrapping up.

Since 2009, archeologists have been digging and examining the area near the historic mansion.

They recently found the exact location of where the slave quarters stood, and are hoping to restore the structures.

"We're excavating this site to understand the larger plantation not just... We're all about visitors come here to see the main house where James Madison and Dolly lived, what we're also discovering is the quarters of the homes for the slaves that made their life possible," says Director of Archeology Matthew Reeves.

Archeologists say the slave quarters date back to the early 19th-century


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