Archeology in the Adirondacks: The Last Frontier
David R. StarbuckPaper: $22.95
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|Paper Publication Date:||06/05/2018|
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[Starbuck] chronicles the wide array of archaeological sites in New York's Adirondack Park. . . . The book invites people to take a fresh look at things they might see every day and consider commonplace.
Starbuck's illustrated . . . book delves into the various archaeological field work conducted at forts, Native American seasonal sites and abandoned farmsteads, mines and industrial sites scattered around the region.
The premise of [Starbuck’s] latest book, Archeology in the Adirondacks: The Last Frontier, is that there’s plenty for amateur and professional researchers alike to discover in their own back yards.
Starbuck reveals the richness of the archaeological record in the Adirondacks, which demonstrates the area's military importance, its industrial heritage, and the underpinnings of the tourist industry that thrives today. . . . Recommended.
David Starbuck, whose Adirondack roots stretch back more than two centuries, applies his passion for place with solid scientific research that shows how soldiers and settlers alike occupied this region. His digs have unearthed fascinating details, and his writing is always accessible and entertaining.
--Elizabeth Folwell, editor at large, Adirondack Life
DAVID R. STARBUCK is a historical and industrial archeologist specializing in America’s forts and battlefields, utopian societies (such as the Shakers), and medieval and post-medieval sites in Scotland. Dr. Starbuck has authored or edited nearly 20 books; published more than 130 journal articles, book chapters, and book reviews; and presented well over 500 papers and talks at local, regional, and national conferences and meetings. Currently president of the Adirondack Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association, he is a professor of anthropology at Plymouth State University.