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The Battle of Wilton, February 17, 1693

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on February 17, 2012 in Archaeology, History |

Kindle(This is the second in a series on history and archaeology in upstate New York communities) “The territory that now comprises the county of Saratoga lay in the angle of two great pathways, one from the north, the other from the west.  And lying as it did in the angle of the war trails, it […]

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Making History in Saratoga Springs: Health and Horses in the City, Ancient Settlements out by the Lake

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on February 16, 2012 in Archaeology, History, Museums |

Kindle(This is the first in a series on history and archaeology in upstate New York communities) Saratoga Springs in New York’s Hudson Valley region draws thousands of visitors and summer residents to events ranging from Dance Flurry in February, to the New York City Ballet in July, and the late summer thoroughbred horse races.  The […]

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Go Walking and Imagine the Prehistoric World

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on February 15, 2012 in Archaeology |

In his book After the Ice, which talks about the human experience following the last great Ice Age, British archaeologist Steven Mithen offers this perspective:  “to be a good prehistorian one should not just read the technical reports that emanate from archaeological science, but actually go walking and immerse oneself in the natural world, edging […]

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