New York archaeologists say they've uncovered 10,000-year-old American Indian artifacts at the site of an improvement 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 the $3 million project at Million Dollar Beach on Lake George has turned up artifacts dating back to about 8,000 B.C.
The find includes thousands of arrowheads and pieces of stone tools. It makes the site among the earliest known occupied locations in New York state.
The museum's director and the state's head archaeologist announced the findings at a news conference at the beach Thursday.
The state is repaving the parking lot and access road along the beach entrance, located on the southern end of the 32-mile-long lake.
Dig turns up ancient artifacts at upstate NY site (2013, October 31)
retrieved 23 October 2019
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no
part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Your feedback will go directly to Science X editors.
E-mail the story
Dig turns up ancient artifacts at upstate NY site