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History and Archaeology in Albany’s South End: Recent Investigations

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on January 22, 2014 in Archaeology, History |

Buffer  Near the corner of Broad and Alexander Streets, Albany, New York, 2012. About 8:00 AM on an overcast day archaeological field workers are gathering to begin the day’s work. Exchanging good mornings, they finish their coffee and move field equipment from their vehicles parked along Broad Street to the two nearby dig sites at […]

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Fieldnotes Says Hello to 2012

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on January 31, 2012 in Archaeology |

Over the past year, our archaeological surveys taken us to communities across eastern New York such as Queensbury, Clifton Park, Halfmoon, Malta, Saratoga Springs, Wilton, Ballston and Ballston Spa, Mechanicville, Albany, Bethlehem, Niskayuna, Johnstown, Argyle, Coxsackie, Colonie, Cohoes, and Cobleskill.  In our spare moments we try to bring you our thoughts and an occasional nice […]

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“Nasty Rods of Rust and Dirt”

Posted by Andrew Farry on June 1, 2010 in Archaeology, Artifacts |

BufferAnyone who has participated in an archaeological excavation learns very fast that one of the most common artifacts found are nails.  This is true no matter what type of site is excavated, be it a colonial military settlement, a rural farmstead context, or an urban site.  Such ubiquity can often have the unintended consequence of […]

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