Derek Wheeler

Research Archaeologist at Monticello
Derek Wheeler

In 1996, Derek Wheeler joined Monticello in the Department of Archaeology. As a part of the Department’s goal of understanding Monticello as both a house and a plantation, Wheeler’s research interests lie in both documenting the location of where people lived and worked through archaeological survey and plotting Jefferson’s maps and surveys onto modern topographic maps. Wheeler graduated with a degree in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991 and received his masters in Anthropology/Archaeology from the University of Virginia in 1996.