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Overbeck Lecture: Exposing Washington’s History with Archaeology’s New Tools

Monday, December 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

At the next Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Lecture on December 2, City Archaeologist Dr. Ruth Trocolli will highlight the contributions that new techniques and technologies such as (GIS) Geographic Information System, aerial photography, LIDAR, and remote sensing have made in understanding Washington’s history and its people. Dr. Brian Crane, archaeologist on the Historic Preservation Review Board, will provide examples of his work using 3D photogrammetry.

Admission is free, but a reservation is required due to limited seating. We suggest that all guests arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the event. Seating will begin at 7:00 for those who hold reservations. Available seats will be released to guests on the wait list beginning at 7:15. If you hold a reservation and find that you cannot attend, please let us know at:

Sponsored by Capitol Hill Community Foundation


Monday, December 2, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Project


Hill Center DC
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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