Lake George Survey


The Lake George Project was designed as a regional archaeological project covering an area defined by twelve continuous USGS quadrangles: Bolton Landing, Fort Ann, Glens Falls, Hartford, Hudson Falls, Lake George, Lake Luzerne, Putnam Mountain, Shelving Rock, The Glen, Warrensburg, and Whitehall. This nearly square area contains portions of the Hudson River, Lake George, and Lake Champlain. It also contains the portage routes linking these bodies of water.

During the course of the Lake George regional survey students from The University at Albany explored survey quads scattered across all of the USGS quadrangles. The survey quads were identified through a stratified random selection process that is described in the survey reports. Each quadrangle produced notes and correspondence that led in some cases to site discovery and testing. A total of 243 sites were given provisional site numbers with ALB prefixes. In some cases these sites also had or were given names. Those sites that were tested and produced artifacts or samples for curation were given New York State Museum numbers (54 sites). Not all survey quads were found to contain sites and most sites known for the region did not fall into one or another or the survey quads. All sites were mapped on the USGS quadrangles and all quadrangles had at least some sites.

Cite this Record

Lake George Survey. ( tDAR id: 371593) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8MS3V6Q

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Spatial Coverage

min long: -73.916; min lat: 43.333 ; max long: -73.386; max lat: 43.662 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Principal Investigator(s): Dean Snow

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-21 of 21)


  1. Lake George Primary Project Documents (1979)
  2. Lake George Project Correspondence (1979)
  3. Lake George Published Papers (1981)
  4. Lake George Quadrangle Records (1979)
  5. Lake George Sites with ALB numbers only (1979)
  6. Lake George Sites with NYSM numbers (1979)
  7. Lake George Survey Reports (1979)
  8. Lake George: Mettawee District Documents (1979)
  9. Lake George: South Bay District - Documents (1979)
  10. Lake George: Winchell Creek District - Documents (1979)


  1. Lake George Maps (1979)
  2. Lake George Survey Images (1979)
  3. Lake George: Mettawee District Maps (1979)
  4. Lake George: South Bay District - Maps and Images (1979)
  5. Lake George: Winchell Creek District- Maps and Images (1979)


  1. Lake George: Primary Project Documents - Access Database (1979)
  2. Lake George: Primary Project Documents - Photo Log (1979)
  3. Lake George: Primary Project Documents - Site Log (1979)
  4. Lake George: Primary Project Documents - Slide Locations (1979)
  5. Lake George: Primary Project Documents - Survey Log (1979)
  6. Lake George: South Bay District Artifact Catalog (1979)