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Archeology in the Adirondacks
The Last Frontier
David R. Starbuck

Publication date: June 5, 2018

2018 • 184 pp. 140 color illus. 7 x 10"
Archaeology / Mid-Atlantic History

$22.95 Paperback, 978-1-5126-0262-3
$17.99 Ebook, 978-1-5126-0263-0

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Illuminates and celebrates the diverse archeology of the eastern side of Adirondack Park

While numerous books have been written on the great camps, hiking trails, and wildlife of the Adirondacks, noted anthropologist David R. Starbuck offers the only archeological guide to a region long overlooked by archeologists who thought that “all the best sites” were elsewhere. This beautifully illustrated volume focuses on the rich and varied material culture brought to the mountains by their original Native American inhabitants, along with subsequent settlements created by soldiers, farmers, industrialists, workers, and tourists. Starbuck examines Native American sites on Lake George and Long Lake; military and underwater sites throughout the Lake George, Fort Ticonderoga, and Crown Point regions; old industrial sites where forges, tanneries, and mines once thrived; farms and the rural landscape; and many other sites, including an abandoned theme park (Frontier Town in North Hudson), the ghost town of Adirondac, Civilian Conservation Corps camps, ski areas, and graveyards.

DAVID R. STARBUCK is a historical and industrial archeologist specializing in America’s forts and battlefields, utopian societies (such as the Shakers), and medieval and post-medieval sites in Scotland. Dr. Starbuck has authored or edited nearly 20 books; published more than 130 journal articles, book chapters, and book reviews; and presented well over 500 papers and talks at local, regional, and national conferences and meetings. Currently president of the Adirondack Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association, he is a professor of anthropology at Plymouth State University.

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