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Dig planned for large slave 'village'

Dig planned for large slave 'village'
trefwoorden: VS - Maryland - opgraving - slavendorp
Archaeologists will start digging next week near Frederick for evidence of what could be the largest community of slaves found in Maryland, the National Park Service said yesterday.
The suspected "village" of as many as 90 slaves is on the Monocacy National Battlefield, just south of Frederick, on a plantation the federal government acquired in 1993, said archaeologist Joy Beasley, the park's cultural resource manager.
The biggest slave villages previously unearthed in the state were communities of 25 to 30 people, mainly in Southern Maryland, said Stephen Potter, a Park Service archaeologist.

Lees verder bij: Washington Times (15 oktober 2003)