Site 06 - Slave Quarter [ View Interactive Version ]
Though not identified in any of Jefferson's surveys, Site 6 appears to have been occupied by a group of Monticello's slaves. Excavations in 1999 and 2000 uncovered artifacts including ceramic sherds, bottle and table glass, and a brick and cobble scatter, which is likely the remains of a stick and daub, or mud, chimney and its foundation. Analysis of the ceramics suggests that site was first occupied beginning in the mid 1790s, when Jefferson reorganized his farm to primarily small grain production. Occupation of the site continued after Jefferson's death.