Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Mississippi

Events

Event Information:

  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2016

    Public Archaeology Day at Rowan Oak

    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.Rowan Oak

    The Department of Sociology & Anthropology, along with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Center for Archaeological Research, the College of Liberal Arts, the University Museum, and the University of Mississippi Slavery & the University Working Group are hosting a public archaeology day at Rowan Oak (916 Old Taylor Road), the home of William Faulkner from 1930 to 1962, to learn about an ongoing excavation to search for slave quarters that date to ca. 1848-1865, when the property was owned by Robert Sheegog, an early Oxford settler, landowner, and slaveholder.

    All are welcome, and University of Mississippi archaeologists will be on site to answer questions.