Dig wrapping up at historic site in Fort Edward
Posted at: 08/09/2013 9:31 AM
| Updated at: 08/09/2013 9:32 AM
Students work at the Fort Edward site
SUNY Adirondack Website
FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) - An archaeological dig is wrapping up in the upstate New York village that was home to Britain's largest fort in Colonial America.
David Starbuck has been leading SUNY Adirondack's archaeology field school for the past several summers at the site of an 18th-century merchant's store in Fort Edward, on the Hudson River 45 miles north of Albany.
Starbuck says the site has yielded a trove of artifacts dating back to the French and Indian War, including several bayonets.
After finishing at the Fort Edward site on Friday, the volunteer archaeologists will head 15 miles north to Lake George, home to the reconstructed Fort William Henry.
Starbuck says they'll resume excavating a trench inside the tourist attraction that has revealed burned timbers from the original fort destroyed by the French in 1757.
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