In late June, archaeologists with Southern Research Historic Preservation Consultants returned to UWG’s campus to determine the boundaries of the possible cemetery site. During this visit, the archaeologists completed that task, finding that the possible cemetery is likely limited to the area to the west of Melson Hall at the top of the knoll on Front Campus Drive.

Concurrently, historians in UWG's Center for Public History developed a research plan for their portion of the project, including its goals for the project, research methods, plans for capturing oral histories from descendant family members of enslaved persons related to Bonner Plantation, and how they will archive and share any findings.