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Data is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Data can be used for research and modified as you see fit; attribution is requested for extensive use of the data.

Data use should be cited as follows: "Data from the Colonial Encounters project (" Individual photos should also include any credit line listed on the associated web page.

About the Project

A multi-year and multi-institution collaboration standardizing and synthesizing archaeological data for important sites in the Potomac River Valley during the period 1500-1720.

Technical Data

How we gathered and organized the data, details about the databases, information for those who want to download and work with the data.

Browse the Sites

Browse the 34 archaeological sites included in the project. These site summaries include links to images, maps, GIS data, and artifact collections.

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