Redcoats, Redoubts, and Relics: An Archaeo-military History of Fort Ticonderoga

Author(s): Matthew Keagle

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Re-discovering the Archaeology Past and Future at Fort Ticonderoga" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

Fort Ticonderoga was the site of nearly two and a half decades of military occupation during the 18th century. This covers the critical conflicts of the 18th century: the French and Indian War and American Revolution. Seesawing between powers saw the landscape occupied by many American and European military forces, all of whom left their traces in the archaeological record. Beginning in 1908, the owners of the property began to reconstruct the former fortress, and during the process unearthed a large collection of artifacts. This presentation will address the 18th century military history of the site, and the development of the museum’s collection through the 20thcentury, addressing the origins and range of artifact types recovered from the grounds. 

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Redcoats, Redoubts, and Relics: An Archaeo-military History of Fort Ticonderoga. Matthew Keagle. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449208)


Spatial Coverage

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 321