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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August Reading for Archaeologists-Adventurous Fiction for People with Heads Full of Facts

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on July 25, 2011 in Archaeology, Book Reviews |

It’s July.  You’re on an archaeological survey in the uplands west of the Hudson River, south of the Mohawk.  It’s hot and humid.  You peer through the haze.  You have your doubts that you will find anything because the soil is poorly drained clay, and you don’t completely buy the argument that something important might […]

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Did Climate Change Affect the Hudson Valley, AD 800-1300?

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on June 17, 2010 in Archaeology, CRM |

Buffer(This is the first in series of posts about the environmental context of human ecosystems and archaeological sites, ca. AD 800-1700). Following the lead of geologists, paleontologists, and climatologists, in recent years archaeologists have been paying more attention to the Medieval Warm Period.  Ancient histories and proxy climate records such as tree rings, ancient changes […]

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