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September 2006 Newsletter



Preliminary Results of the 2006 University of Florida
Archaeological Field School Excavations at
Kingsley Plantation, Fort George Island, Florida

By James M. Davidson, Erika Roberts, and Clete Rooney

Illustrations

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Kingsley Plantation Main house (constructed circa 1798).

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Tabby Slave Cabins at Kingsley Plantation (constructed circa 1814).

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Tabby Slave Cabins at Kingsley Plantation (constructed circa 1814).

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Excavations within Cabin W-12 at Kingsley Plantation (tabby block pier from Cabin W-13 in left foreground).

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Overview of excavations within Cabin W-13. The string line represents the estimated footprint of the structure. Note the two dressed tabby blocks, interpreted as pier supports for a back porch, along the western edge of the cabin.

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Overview of Cabin W-12 Excavations. The string represents the estimated footprint of the structure.

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Overview of West Cabin Arc Excavations.

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Feature 4, consisting of an articulated chicken (hen) with egg and associated objects, buried under the floor of Cabin W-15 at Kingsley Plantation.

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