Archaeology at Somerset Place

Excavations at the Plantation Hospital and Large Slave Quarter

Deconstruction Project — January-February 2001

archaeologists working at Somerset Place     archaeologists working at Somerset Place

Archaeologists and conservators remove scabs (cypress planks) from beneath the brick chimney base on the north end of the hospital site. (Photos by Carl Burke, Somerset staff)

Further Excavations — March 2001

base of hospital north chimney     base of hospital north chimney base

Large Slave Quarter - west chimney exposed.

    Large Slave Quarter - dismantling west chimney.    Large Slave Quarter Pier.    Hospital Pier. 
Source: Steen, Carl. Further Excavations at the Hospital and Large Slave Quarter: Somerset Place State Historic Site (Columbia, S.C.: Diachronic Research Foundation, March 2001).