Archeology around Washington, D.C.
Archeology is the study of the tangible remains of human societies. While some may think of archeology as the study of exotic people in exotic places, the vast majority of archeology explores the history of ordinary people. This web site provides an opportunity to learn more about the role the National Park Service plays in the excavation, preservation, and management of archeological resources in the Washington, D.C. area — the National Capital Region (NCR).
A new book on the archeology and history of Rock Creek Park is available for purchase from our partners at Eastern National.Learn More
Check out our Protecting Archeological Resources activity booklet and other activities for kids to learn more about what archeologists do.Download Booklet
Learn more about the region through our series of video presentations, currently featuring Catoctin Mountain Park.Learn More
Learn how everyday objects we all know have changed through time; currently featuring toys past and present.Learn More
Learn about archeology projects conducted around the Washington, D.C. area through our online "exhibits" and PDFs.Learn More