During the Fall 2023 semester, the University of Mississippi Department of Sociology and Anthropology are conducting archaeological research at Rowan Oak. This research is to help expand the interpretation of the site that predates Faulkner—in particular to help interpret the history of enslavement during the Sheegog occupation of the property (1844-1872).
Fieldwork at Rowan Oak will include geophysical survey, systematic shovel-testing, and test units to explore areas of interest. These investigations are taking place as part of a course in public archaeology taught by Krista Eschbach. Join us at Rowan Oak on Saturday, October 14th for Public Archaeology Day!