Austin Site (1-9)


This site was chosen for testing and excavation as a result of preliminary survey work conducted in the area by SUNY at Albany in 1974 that suggested there were a series of small camps in the area during the Archaic and later periods. The site was initially investigated on July 23, 1975. Investigations conducted between July 6, 1979 and July 23, 1979 were intended to test the hypothesis that Archaic and later period camps existed in this area and to determine the sizes of the site loci and the time periods in which they were occupied. Three loci were originally selected for testing, two of which were ALB337 and ALB338. These site areas were excavated from July 6,1979 to July 23,1979. They were located on agricultural land owned by Hanford Austin near an oxbow channel of the Mettawee River, where water, fish, and other resources would have been available to indigenous cultures. Austin gave permission for field crews from SUNY at Albany to walk the fields, collect artifacts from the surface, and test several loci. Sketch maps illustrate the placement of these loci.

The Austin site was mapped by both the New York Office of Parks and Recreation and Historic Preservation and the New York State Museum. Further background information and details of the investigation of this site can be found under Austin Site Documents in the Austin Site Catalog Guide.

Cite this Record

Austin Site (1-9). ( tDAR id: 369376) ; doi:10.6067/XCV84T6KTM

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Spatial Coverage

min long: -73.409; min lat: 43.514 ; max long: -73.367; max lat: 43.546 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Principal Investigator(s): Dean Snow

Record Identifiers

Austin 9: University at Albany (s): ALB349

Austin 8: New York State Museum (s): 11747

Austin 6: University at Albany (s): ALB363

Austin 7: University at Albany (s): ALB339

Austin 6: New York State Museum (s): 11768

Austin 8: University at Albany (s): ALB341

Austin 4: University at Albany (s): ALB336

Austin 4: New York State Museum (s): 11745

Austin 2: University at Albany (s): ALB338

Austin 1: University at Albany (s): ALB37

Austin 3: University at Albany (s): ALB335

Austin 3: New York State Museum(s): 11744

Austin 2: New York State Museum(s): 11743

Austin 1: New York State Museum(s): 11742

Austin 7: New York State Museum (s): 11746

Austin 9: New York State Museum (s): 11748

Austin 5: New York State Museum (s): 11767

Austin 5: University at Albany (s): ALB362

Source Collections

New York State Museum

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-4 of 4)


  1. Austin Site Documents (1979)
  2. Austin Site Map (1979)


  1. Austin Site Images (1979)


  1. Austin Site Catalog (1979)