20. Farm to Foundry, African-American Tenancy in 20th-Century Radford, Virginia

by J. Peterson, C. M. Downing, G. J. Brown and J. Bowen

Phase III Data Recovery at Site 44MY463
Associated with the Route 611 Project, City of Radford, Virginia
1995 viii + 92 pp. 58 figs., 10 tables, 2 appdx (artifact inventory on microfiche)

Archaeological and historical evidence provide a detailed and concise view of a 30-year period in the life of a single African-American tenant farmfamily residing in the New River Valley of southwestern Virginia. Excavations uncovered evidence of the domestic structure, a refuse disposal pit, low yard enclosure walls, and a variety of postholes and shallow pits.

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