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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Archaeology News: Archaeology project returns to upstate NY fort

A team of archaeologists-in-training is returning to a French and Indian War site in upstate New York to resume searching for artifacts at the site immortalized in "The Last of the Mohicans.”

Adirondack Community College's Archaeology Field School starts digging Monday at Fort William Henry, a reconstructed fort overlooking Lake George's southern end. The program has dug at the fort five previous times under the leadership of archaeologist David Starbuck of New Hampshire's Plymouth State University.

Starbuck has been excavating 18th-century military sites in the upper Hudson River-Lake George corridor since the early 1990s.

His summertime projects in Lake George have uncovered numerous artifacts dating back to when the fort was destroyed by the French after a siege and massacre by France's Indian allies in August 1757.

Source:  The Associated Press
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