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A Community Exploring Its Past

The Overbeck Project preserves and publicizes the history of the Capitol Hill community by recording the recollections of its longtime residents, presenting history lectures and promoting historical research.

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Exposing Washington's History with Archaeology's New Tools

Lecture By :
Ruth Trocolli and Brian Crane
December 2, 2019
Twenty-five years ago, Washington's archaeology program relied mostly on the traditional tools of shovels, trowels, and sieves. Those worked fine to uncover objects but there were clues to other important information that were left hidden.
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