What? You didn’t notice that August is Archaeology Month?
Well, feel no shame there because Archaeology Month really gets around, as demonstrated by this state-by-state list from the Society for American Archaeology.
Not satisfied with a mere...
Oct 31, 2013 — LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) New York archaeologists say they've uncovered 10,000-year-old American Indian artifacts at the site of a construction project at a popular state-owned beach in the southern Adirondacks.
Officials with the State Museum in Albany say an archaeological dig conducted ahead of a $3 million improvement project at Million Dollar Beach on Lake George has turned up artifacts dating back to about 8,000 B.C. Go to full article
Atmospheric carbon-14 spike caused by nuclear testing.
Paul Smiths, NY, Jul 05, 2012 — Curt Stager and Martha Foley discuss radiocarbon dating. Fallout from atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons has distorted the background levels of the radioactive isotope carbon-14, used by archaeologists to date organic materials. But it has an upside, providing a new scale by which to date more recent events, helping researchers track cell turnover in different parts of the body and in testing the age of everything from vintage wine to elephant ivory. Go to full article
Jun 07, 2006 — Last November a couple of amateur archeologists and local historians in Fort Edward found something potentially huge... an old burial site they say contains scores of skeletons dating back to the French and Indian War. But on Monday, Fort Edward Police ordered the couple to halt their excavation of the site. Richard Fuller says police gave him and his wife a cease and desist order after being contacted by Washington County officials concerned over the handling of burial sites. The Fullers covered the site in tarps. But they gave Gregory Warner a sneak peek, by telephone. Go to full article