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This survey season I had the extraordinary opportunity to partner with Trimble on a few of my surveys. Trimble is the company that makes the equipment I use in the field and they also make 3D laser scanning equipment. I selected three special sites in Virginia to have the Trimble team from Colorado come and survey with me. While I documented the site with photographs, GPS and a digital survey form, they laser scanned the buildings and landscape.

The Trimble Surveys were a resounding success. The immense amount of laser scanning and GPS data collected is currently being processed by myself and Trimble. Stay tuned for the results of the surveys later this fall.

In the meantime please check out a two part documentary covering my project and fieldwork by C-SPAN3’s American Artifacts Series.

  • Saving Slave Houses Project, Airs October 8, 2017 at 6 pm & 10 pm

Saving Slave Houses Project Preview

Saving Slave Houses Project Full Episode


  • Green Hill Plantation, Airs October 29, 2017 at 6 pm & 10 pm

American Artifacts Website

Laser scan of Green Hill Plantation in Campbell County, Virginia.