New Book Delves Into Archaeology In The Adirondack Park
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — A new book published this month chronicles the wide array of archaeological sites in New York's Adirondack Park.
"Archaeology in the Adirondacks" by David R. Starbuck examines what artifacts have been found underground and underwater and which historic ruins still remain standing in various North County locales better known for natural beauty and modern tourist attractions.
A professor of anthropology at New Hampshire's Plymouth State University, Starbuck was raised on a farm in Chestertown in the eastern Adirondacks. He has spent the past three decades leading archaeological digs at 18th-century military sites along the upper Hudson River and at Lake George.
Starbuck's illustrated, 142-page book delves into the various archaeological field work conducted at forts, Native American seasonal sites and abandoned farmsteads, mines and industrial sites scattered around the region.