• NCR Regional Archeology Program

    NCR Regional Archeology Program


Prehistoric Landscapes of the Nation's Capital

Elizabeth A. Crowell, Ph.D. and Stephen R. Potter, Ph.D.


Aerial view of the project area

Aerial view of the Project Area

In 1996 and 1997, Parsons Engineering Science conducted archeological excavations of the Whitehurst Freeway Corridor for the DC Department of Public Works. The project was done under an Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) permit issued by the National Park Service. Excavations at the eastern end of the roadway, near the location where Rock Creek drains into the Potomac River, yielded both prehistoric and historical archeological resources.

Three archeological sites were identified as a result of this work: The Peter House, Ramp 3, and Whitehurst West. These sites offered archeologists a number of excavation challenges.

Intro   |   Peter House   |   Ramp 3   |   Whitehurst West   |   Conclusions
Excavation Challenges