Monday, March 12, 2007

Archaeology study begins at Forks slave site in Natchez
Archaeologists are in Natchez this week hoping to find intact archaeologic deposits related to the Forks of the Road slave market.
Historians say the Forks of the Road site probably looked like "a sprawling prison camp" where slaves would be haggled over and sold to cotton plantation owners who came from across the South.

The survey is funded by the National Park Service and contracted by the city of Natchez.