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Archaeology and Preservation at the Lake George Battlefield

Author(s): David R. Starbuck

Year: 2015

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Summary

The Lake George Battlefield Park is located at the southern end of Lake George, New York, where it was the setting for the Battle of Lake George between the British and the French in 1755; for an entrenched camp of British reinforcements for Fort William Henry at the time of the massacre in 1757; for Gen. James Abercromby's army in 1758 and Gen. Jeffery Amherst's army in 1759; and then for additional British and American occupations during the American Revolution.  The Park thus contains the remains of some 25 years of continuous military action and encampments.

Archaeological field work that was begun in 2000 and 2001 under the auspices of SUNY Adirondack was resumed in the summer of 2014, with the ultimate goal of providing a reasonably comprehensive overview of all archaeological resources within the Park.  The continuous reoccupations of the site have made this survey unusually challenging.


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Archaeology and Preservation at the Lake George Battlefield. David R. Starbuck. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433961)


Keywords

Temporal Keywords
18th Century


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 176

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America