Stephen Potter's Vision for Potomac Valley Archaeology

Author(s): John Bedell

Year: 2016


Between 1999 and 2011 the Louis Berger Group carried out a series of archaeological investigations in the Potomac Valley for the National Capital Region of the NPS. These investigations were planned by Dr. Potter as a connected series of studies, working westward up the river. The work included four years in the Prince William Forest Park, followed by four years in Rock Creek Park and then three years for each of three sections of the C&O Canal National Historic Park, culminating at Oldtown, Maryland in 2010. Completing these studies together allowed the investigators to acquire thorough knowledge of the history and archaeology of the area, and in particular to follow the development of the frontier and the interactions between different groups of Indians and Europeans between 1660 and the Revolution.

Cite this Record

Stephen Potter's Vision for Potomac Valley Archaeology. John Bedell. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434896)


Temporal Keywords

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 218