FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — A summertime archaeological dig is returning to a community along the upper Hudson River that saw heavy military activity during the 18th century.
SUNY Adirondack’s archaeology field school will run from July 9 through Aug. 17 in Fort Edward, 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of Albany.
The Washington County village was home to Rogers Rangers and the largest British outpost in the American colonies during the French and Indian War. The community college’s six-week dig will focus on areas of Rogers Island and sites along the river where merchants did business.
The merchants, called “sutlers,” set up shop at military encampments and sold supplies to soldiers.
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The field school returned to Rogers Island last summer after two decades. Previous digs have turned up numerous artifacts from the Colonial era.