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Recent excavations continue the dual focus on the lives of enslaved Africans and the changing plantation landscape at Fairfield. Excavations by Fairfield Fellow Tracy Jenkins uncovered a mid-to-late 18th-century living quarter with a series of subfloor pits (left). Situated at the corner of the field and overlooking Carter Creek 30 feet below, the quarter contrasts significantly with the  mid-18th-century quarter (right) adjacent the manor house.