Lake George Project

Part of: Dean Snow's Projects

The Lake George Project was conducted between 1974-1979 by Dr. Dean Snow and team of undergraduate students from the State University of New York (SUNY) Albany. The overall purpose of the Lake George Project was to explore prehistoric adaptations over time in the drainage boundary area separating the Hudson River from the Lake George/Lake Champlain basin. This work was supported by the New York State office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and covered an area defined by twelve continuous USGS quadrangles in the Lake George region. During the course of the project students explored survey quads identified through a stratified, random selection process that is described in the survey reports. Each quadrangle surveyed produced notes and correspondence that lead in some cases to site discovery and testing. A few key sites were selected for more intensive testing and in a few cases extended excavation. The sites reported here represent these sites.