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Washington Underground: Archaeology in Downtown Washington, DC, a walking and metro guide to the past...

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DC Archaeology Tour Contents

Locator Map
Archaeology in DC
Urban Archaeology
A-Rare Achievement
B-Self Medication
D-Crowded Housing
E-Pardon Our Dust
F-Safe Water
H-Path of History
I-2nd Hand Economy
J-Oldest Profession
Making Do
Other Sites
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This guide was produced cooperatively by the National Park Service, National Center for Cultural Resources, Archeology and Ethnography Program; the District of Columbia Office of Planning, Historic Preservation Office; the Center for Heritage Resource Studies, University of Maryland, College Park; and the Society for American Archaeology.

Text by Barbara J. Little. Production design and additional text by Donald G. Jones.

Photos courtesy of the District of Columbia Office of Planning, Historic Preservation Office, and the National Park Service.

Locator map courtesy of the John Codd, District of Columbia Office of Planning.

Cover map courtesy of the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.

Thanks to the organizations that performed the archaeological work on these sites:

Engineering Science

John Milner Associates

National Park Service, National Capital
Region, Regional Archeology Program

Parsons Engineering Science, Inc.

St. Mary’s City Commission

Soils Systems, Inc.

Thunderbird Archeological Associates, Inc.


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