Archaelogists Conintuing Dig at Hampton Rice Plantation

Since 2010 state archaeologists have been working with the help of many volunteers to learn more about the lives of the slaves on the state-owned property. Hampton is famous, in part because Archibald Rutledge, South Carolina’s first poet laureate, made it his home in the early twentieth century. He wrote several of his books about living and hunting there. This turns the attention to majority of occupants of the plantation through its rice growing years.

The "Big House" at Hampton Plantation. Photo by author October, 2010

The “Big House” at Hampton Plantation. Photo by author October, 2010

The associated press ran a piece on this which has appeared in several papers such asĀ  linked above and a shorter version appeared the Charlotte Observer.

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