Archaeological dig returning to Colonia-era battleground in NY; site yields trove of artifacts


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LAKE GEORGE, New York — An archaeology project will return this summer to a Colonial-era battlefield in upstate New York that has already yielded thousands of artifacts.

SUNY Adirondack's archaeology field school will return to the Lake George Battlefield Park beginning July 6 and lasting through Aug. 14.

The dig is led by David Starbuck, a professor of anthropology at New Hampshire's Plymouth State University. Last summer, his team of students and volunteers conducted excavations in the state park for the first time since 2001 and uncovered thousands of items dating back to the French and Indian War.

The park is located on the site of two battles, one in 1755 and another in 1757, when a large British and provincial American encampment fell to the French. The site also saw use as encampments for thousands of redcoats and Colonial militiamen in 1758-59.

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