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US veterans to conduct Saratoga battlefield archeology project

November 12, 2018 06:26 AM

STILLWATER, N.Y. (AP) - A group of U.S. military veterans will conduct an archeology project at the site of the Revolutionary War's Battles of Saratoga.
    
The National Park Service says it's partnering with American Veterans Archeological Recovery for an archeological survey next spring at Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater.
    
American and British forces fought two battles in September and October 1777. The second was fought at what is known as the Barber Wheatfield.
    
Park officials say veterans will use metal detectors to survey that battleground with the assistance of archeologists. They'll then catalog and document any artifacts found.
    
Officials say getting veterans involved in archeological projects gives them the opportunity to help further the understanding of American history.
    
The project is partially funded by a grant from the Washington, D.C.-based American Battlefield Trust.

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