Spring/Summer 2011: The cover story of the Spring/Summer edition of Lynch's Ferry: A Journal of Local History is the article Culture of the Earth: The Archaeology of the Ornamental Plant Nursery and an Antebellum Slave Cabin at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, written by Jack Gary, Eric Proebsting and Lori Lee.
Eric Proebsting and Lori Lee
organized the session Small Finds, Ceramics, and Landscapes within Virginia and the Greater Chesapeake, for the Midatlantic Archaeological Conference.
Jack Gary presented a paper on Liminal Space in the Landscape of Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
and Lori Lee
presented a paper They would not like this country if they were to return': The Liminal Status of Hired Slaves in Antebellum Central Virgina.
John M. Turner Lecture in the Humanities: New Perspectives of African American Life in Antebellum Central Virginia, a presentation and discussion led by Ms. Lori Lee, Poplar Forest archaeologist, Dr. Kirt von Daacke, Lynchburg College associate professor of history, and Andrew Witmer, James Madison University assistant professor of history.
January 2011:Lori Lee
presented the paper Transforming the Institution: Antebellum Slavery in central Virginia at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology
in Austin, Texas.
The paper examines the negotiation of social boundaries in antebellum central Virginia by analyzing the slave community at Poplar Forest
as a case study of the transformation of the daily lives of enslaved laborers in this dynamic time period.
June 6 - July 9, 2010: 22nd annual Summer Field School
in Historical Archaeology
April 2010: Eric Proebsting, Jack Gary, and Lori Lee will present the poster Presenting Historical Archaeology with Digital Technologies at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in St. Louis, MO.
(Laboratory Supervsior) will present the paper Edward Hutter's Poplar Forest
in Mr. Jefferson's Neighborhood, in a separate session entitled Community Archaeology and Contemporary Identities: Closing the Gap between Past and Present.