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Chestertown's Starbuck slated for history talk

WILMINGTON - Chestertown resident and noted archeologist David Starbuck is scheduled to make a presentation soon in northern Essex County on his archeological digs in Lake George and Fort Edward for French and Indian War artifacts.

The presentation, titled "Excavating the Past at Fort Edward and Fort William Henry, will be given at 7 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 24 at the federal Atmospheric Science Research Center's field station at 110 Marble Lane, off memorial Highway in Wilmington.

His talk will detail the archaeological field schools Starbuck held for the past 20 years in conjunction with SUNY Adirondack, as well as excavated forts and encampments in Fort Edward and Lake George - home of the most extensive British encampments of the French and Indian War. Led by Starbuck, teams of experienced archeologists, volunteers and students have conducted excavations at Fort William Henry, Fort Edward, Rogers Island, the Lake George Battlefield Park and, most recently, at the site of a sutling house that sold supplies to the British army in the late 1750's.

Associate Professor of Anthropology at Plymouth State University, Starbuck has written and published many books and articles on the archaeology of the French and Indian War. University at Albany representatives said this week that Starbuck's presentation will include some of the most exciting and unexpected discoveries of these archeological schools.

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