The parks in and around our nation's capital hold the archeological remains of more than 13,000 years of human history in the Mid-Atlantic. These include prehistoric workshops, quarries, campsites, and villages; historic plantations, houses, kilns, mills, forges, foundries, and canals; and Civil War battlefields, fortifications, and campgrounds. The Regional Archeology Program (RAP) studies and preserves park archeological sites and collections. The RAP's activities include locating new archeological sites; evaluating the significance of sites for possible nomination to the National Register of Historic Places; processing, cataloging, analyzing, and caring for archeological collections; fostering volunteer work and public education; and protecting and preserving archeology under federal historic preservation laws.
Please contact Joshua Torres, for more information. If you need assistance from Resource Stewardship and Science (RESS), you may submit a Solution for Technical Assistance Requests (STAR) request online (NPS Only).
Last updated: September 14, 2023