Local Archaeology: Slavery on the Eastern Shore

Local Archaeology: Slavery on the Eastern Shore

Archaeologists reveal the role played by slaves at a prominent plantation on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Maryland's Eastern Shore was once home to thousands of slaves. Now, archaeologists are learning more about the role those slaves played at a prominent plantation near Easton. We'll learn more about the discoveries at the Wye House Estate -- where abolitionist Frederick Douglass once lived and worked -- and what they tell us about early colonial history.


Mark Leone

Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland

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