Dr. Ruth Trocolli, City Archaeologist of DC

  • 06 Feb 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sumner School (1201 17th St NW)


February 2018 Meeting

Speaker:  Dr. Ruth Trocolli, City Archaeologist of the District of Columbia
Date: Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Sumner School


Ruth Trocolli, Ph.D., City Archaeologist for the District of Columbia, will be speaking on “Doing Public Archaeology in Washington, D.C.” She will reveal some fascinating and little known archaeological aspects of our area, as well as explaining her role as the public archaeologist of Washington, D.C.

Dr. Ruth Trocolli is the City Archaeologist for the District of Columbia in the Historic Preservation Office/ Office of Planning. A 2015 winner of the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Award for Distinguished District Government Employees, her duties include reviewing federal and local projects, maintaining the archaeological site files and GIS, public outreach, and conducting public archaeology investigations. She received her doctorate from the University of Florida in 2006, and a BA from Douglass College, Rutgers University (NJ). Her dissertation examined the practice of women chiefly leaders among archaeological and historic Native American groups from the Caribbean to the Chesapeake Bay.

Those who would like to know more about Dr. Trocolli may want to follow the following links:




Meeting:  Charles Sumner School, corner of 17th St and M St NW, Washington, DC

How to get there:  The Sumner School is located at 1201 17th St NW (corner of 17th St and M St NW).  The entrance to the meeting area is on 17th St under the black metal stairway. Directions from Metro Red Line: From Farragut North station, take either L St exit, walk one block east to 17th St, turn left and walk 2 blocks north.  Enter through the double doors under the black metal staircase. Check with security for the meeting room.  Government ID Is required for entry to the building.

Pre-meeting get together: Edgar Restaurant and Bar, Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW

Please join us from 5:30 - 7:00 for dinner at the Mayflower Hotel, Edgar Bar and restaurant--lobby level (moderately priced), located diagonally across 17th Street from the Sumner School.

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