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The Vampire Skeleton: A Scary Seneca Iroquois Story

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on October 29, 2014 in Folklore |

Buffer  In western culture the passing of October into November has long been regarded as a spooky time.  Insufficiently tempered with the Christian commemoration of saints, Halloween was thought of as a time when a door opens between this world and the one where ghosts and malevolent spirits linger.  In the ancient Irish calendar, November […]

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New Archaeological Discoveries in the Town of Wilton, Saratoga County, New York

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on October 18, 2012 in Archaeology |

Buffer(This is the third in a series on history and archaeology in upstate New York communities) Until recently, archaeologists combing archives for information on ancient Indian sites in the Town of Wilton, Saratoga County, New York have been able to identify only sparse references. These include a report from the 1950s of an approximately 13,000 […]

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A CALAMITOUS DAY FOR NEW YORK STATE ARCHAEOLOGY: MARCH 29, 1911

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on March 29, 2011 in Archaeology, Artifacts |

100 years ago, early in the morning of March 29, 1911, a great fire destroyed much of the New York State Capitol building, including most of the holdings of the New York State Library, as well as much of the large archaeological and ethnological collections that were on display on the building’s fourth floor

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