Dr. Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman visited Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and James Madison's Montpelier for a lecture and to meet with collaborators at both institutions. She has been collaborating with Montpelier for 18 years, and recently became the zooarchaeological consultant for the archaeology program at Monticello. Liz McCague, is doing her MAA and dissertation research on the history of equestrian culture and the role of African-American knowledge and labor in this history at Montpelier. Alex Vindas Cruz is doing his internship on the zooarchaeology of Montpelier, focused on landscape reconstruction. Niki Bavar is doing her Summer Research Institute project on a comparison of African-American foodways at Montpelier and Monticello.
UMD MAA student Alex Vindas Cruz and BSOS SRI student Niki Bavar receiving an archaeological site tour from the archaeology staff at Monticello.
UMD faculty Dr. Barnet Pavão-Zuckerman held a workshop on zooarchaeology for Monticello's field school students--she is pictured here with BSOS SRI student Niki Bavar and MAA student Alex Vindas-Cruz.
Dr. Barnet Pavão-Zuckerman, UMD PhD student Liz McCague, BSOS SRI student Niki Bavar, and MAA student Alex Vindas Cruz in front of the stable building at Mulberry Row at Monticello.
Dr. Matt Reeves, archaeologist at James Madison's Montpelier, pictured with Bavar, McCague, and Vindas Cruz.
UMD PhD alumna Dr. Mary Furlong Minkoff giving a tour of the Montpelier Archaeology Lab, pictured with McCague, Bavar, and Vindas Cruz.
Dr. Barnet Pavão-Zuckerman pictured inside reconstructed slave cabin alongside exhibit describing her lab's research conducted in collaboration with the Montpelier archaeology program.