The American Revolution Round Table (ARRT) of the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys proudly presents, 18th Century Military Archaeology in the Upper Hudson and Champlain Valleys by David Starbuck. This session will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the Schuylerville Town Hall, 12 Spring St. (corner of Route 29 & 4, the old High School), Schuylerville, NY 12871. The event starts at 6:30 PM with social time followed by the presentation at 7 PM.
The waterway that runs between Albany and Canada contains the richest cluster of 18th-century military sites in the US. Fort William Henry and Fort Ticonderoga experienced fierce conflict during the French and Indian War, and the Saratoga Battlefield is forever linked to the American Revolution. While military historians have told and retold stories of the area’s battles and generals, archeologist David Starbuck turns to the daily lives of soldiers, officers, and camp followers by examining the many objects and artifacts they left behind.
David Starbuck is an historical and industrial archaeologist, specializing in the archaeology of America’s forts and battlefields, the archaeology of utopian societies (the Shakers), and the archaeology of medieval and post-medieval sites in Scotland.
There will be time allocated to networking, socializing and to discuss prior topics before and after the presentation. This is a great opportunity for history enthusiasts, historians, reenactors, historic site/museum personnel and all to get together to share ideas or to discuss the American Revolution and related topics.
There is a $5 suggested donation to cover related costs. For further information, email [email protected] or call 518-774-5669.