4. An 18th- and 19th-Century Plantation in the Interior Coastal Plain

by J. B. Jones and C. M. Downing

Phase III Data Recovery at Site 44JC240
Massie Farm Property, James City County, Virginia
1991 xiii +140 pp. 89 figs., 1 table, 4 appdx.

This report summarizes the results of excavations at a domestic complexoccupied from the mid-18th century until the end of the 19th century. Throughout the 19th century, the plantation was owned and occupied by members of a relatively affluent James City County family. The remains of fence lines, boundary ditches, and structural remains of both the main dwelling and nearby outbuildings, including a slave quarter, provide insights into changing utilization of space.

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