Locus D

Locus D is a large stone enclosure divided into 2 main sections with an addition off the northern wall. Locus D was likely an animal pen with attached shed or barn building. It is located slightly over 20 meters south of  Locus G, where some of the estate's animals would have worked during the day to power the mill. Archaeological excavations at Locus D will allow us to learn more about which animals were kept at Hughes Estate.

Additionally, excavation in this Locus might help us learn more about the daily lives of the enslaved workforce at Hughes Estate. Household materials such as ceramic sherds were found both directly north and south of Locus D. The enslaved people who worked in Locus D may have also lived in the attached building. 

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