Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 2001
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Digging in parking lot unearths little
Museum changes name

Littlepage is named new AD
U.Va. distance learning goes all the way to South Africa
'Second genetic code' discovered
Professor strives to define an emotion

University receives grant to address alcohol abuse

Familiar faces step up to lead the University
Summer students experience foreign languages, cultures
Icelandic student learns Latin
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Wall Street wiz advises on endowment
Hot Links -- Computer security
Alzheimer's researchers get grants
'New Art' at Fayerweather
Move-in day

archaeological dig Digging in parking lot unearths little

An examination of the B1 parking lot on Jefferson Park Avenue has not turned up any evidence of intact cultural deposits, according to archaeologist Benjamin P. Ford. sHe was called in to conduct the study in anticipation of future construction there.

According to historical records, William Preston and James Johnson acquired two one-acre lots in 1868, and their families lived there until the mid-1890s, when smaller lots were sold off to other African Americans. Throughout the 19th century, this neighborhood was referred to as ‘Canada’ by its residents and neighbors. Eventually a few lots were sold to white owners after the turn of the century. The houses were torn down in the late 1960s and the B1 lot was built in 1976, Ford said. Bulldozers grading the surface stripped some of the land down to bedrock, wiping out much of what would have been left.


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