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Dig turns up ancient artifacts at upstate NY site

October 31, 2013
Associated Press

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — New York archaeologists say they've uncovered 10,000-year-old American Indian artifacts at the site of a construction 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 a $3 million improvement project at Million Dollar Beach on Lake George has turned up artifacts dating back to about 8,000 B.C.

The museum's director and the state's head archaeologist are holding a news conference at the beach Thursday afternoon to announce the finds and display some of the artifacts.

The state is repaving the parking lot and access road along the entrance to the beach, located on the southern end of the 32-mile-long lake. Previous digs have turned up prehistoric artifacts in the tourist village known for its French and Indian War sites.



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