Archaeology has been conducted periodically at Oatlands since the National Trust for Historic Preservation acquired the property in 1965. Initially the Trust’s archaeologist conducted field work at various locations on the property, including the mill site along Goose Creek. In subsequent years, several projects required the contracting of outside archaeological firms to do more in-depth work. Rivanna Report
- 1970's: The National Trust for Historic Preservation conducted preliminary excavations of the
- Oatlands property and Oatlands Mill site. Click here for the Preliminary Excavation Report from 1976-1978.
- 1999-2004: Dr. David Clark conducted Archaeological Field-Techniques class at Oatlands with students from Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun campus.
- 2010-11: Rivanna Archaeological Services was hired to conduct Phase I and Phase II investigations at the Carter Barn Complex. The brick bank barn, circa 1820, still stands but the historical records indicate a much larger masonry barn was once the center of the walled complex. Click here for more.
- 2012: Oatlands announced professional partnership with archaeologist David T. Clark. Ph.D.
- 2013: Initiated Ancient Technology Program at Oatlands, celebrating Prehistoric Native American Lifeways in Loudoun County
- 2013: Initiated Archaeology Camp at Oatlands with archaeologist David T. Clark
- 2014: Catholic University of America class Archaeological Field-day at Oatlands (DavidT. Clark, Ph.D.)
- 2014: Northern Virginia Community College Summer Archaeology Field-Day with D.T. Clark, Ph.D.
- 2015: Archaeology Walking Tour, November 14