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

exposed base of hospital north chimney     exposed north chimney base










              exposed west chimney of the Large Slave Quarterexposed bricks of a hospital pier        











     archaeologists dismantling the west chimney of the Large Slave Quarterexposed brick of Large Slave Quarter 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).