University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group

The University of Mississippi

Join UMSRG for Public Archeology Day at Rowan Oak

UMSRG member Tony Boudreaux, an Associate Professor of Anthropology who serves as the Director of the Center for Archaeological Research, will be welcoming all for Public Archeology Day at Rowan Oak on November 10, 2018 from 10AM to 3PM.

Rowan Oak is today known as the home of William Faulkner, but the property itself dates back to the antebellum era, when it belonged to Oxford settler and University of Mississippi Trustee Robert Sheegog, a wealthy slaveholder.

Archaeological work at Rowan Oak can tell us about the daily lives of the enslaved people—-their diet, activities, personal adornment, religion, and dress. The materials we hope to discover from excavations will tell us more about the African American story at this historic property.