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Bacon Pond Site

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The Bacon Pond site is a kettle hole pond dating from the last glaciations of the region. The site was chosen for test excavations due to the presence of this feature. Excavators were also hopeful of reconstructing the changes in the environment over the past 12,000 years through the analysis of pollen cores. Excavations took place at the site between July 7 - July 20,1977, and from June 28 - August 3, 1978. Numerous shovel test pits and excavation squares were investigated and documented at this site.

Further background information and details of the investigation of this site can be found under Bacon Pond Site Documents in the Bacon Pond Site Catalog Guide.

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Cite this Record

Bacon Pond Site. ( tDAR id: 371585) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8542PZF


Individual & Institutional Roles

Principal Investigator(s): Dean Snow

Record Identifiers

University at Albany(s): 102

New York State Museum(s): 11726

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-5 of 5)


  1. Bacon Pond Documents (1978)
  2. Bacon Pond Excavation Records (1978)


  1. Bacon Pond Map (1978)
  2. Bacon Pond Site Images (1978)


  1. Bacon Pond Catalog (1978)
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