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From Algonquians to Appomattox: The Contributions of Stephen Potter to Potomac Archeology

Author(s): karen mudar

Year: 2016

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Dr. Stephen Potter, National Park Service National Capital Region Regional Archeologist, will retire in 2016, after 39 years of service. During his tenure, he saw to implementation of many archeological projects, including a nine year project to identify and document archeological resources along the entire 184 mile length of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal NHP. Potter is also a noted writer. Commoners, Tribute, and Chiefs: Development of Algonquian Culture in the Potomac Valley is the first modern, scholarly account on the subject.  He was also co-editor and contributing author for Archaeological Perspectives on the American Civil War.


This presentation reflects on contributions Potter has made to NPS archeology, a more detailed understanding of the pre-contact history of the Potomac Valley, a better appreciation of the dimensions that archeology brings to understanding the Civil War, and many other topics between the dawn of prehistory and the surrender at Appomattox.

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From Algonquians to Appomattox: The Contributions of Stephen Potter to Potomac Archeology. karen mudar. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434900)


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

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PaperId(s): 765

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America