Date of Award


Degree Type

Honors Paper



First Advisor

James Jordan, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Brian Bates, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

David Coles, Ph.D.


This thesis combines primary sources about the Nomini Hall plantation and archaeological research of the land to create an interpretation that consolidates and evaluates what is currently known about Nomini Hall’s colonial cultural landscape and how it was utilized. Using Nomini Hall artifacts, knowledge of its cultural landscape, and background information on other colonial plantations and their demographics, this thesis seeks to create a cohesive picture of Nomini Hall’s past.



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