Fort Orange, 1635, L. F. Tantillo
By using information from archaeological and historical research, Artist Len Tantillo helps us visualize Fort Orange.
Dr. Paul Huey, an archaeologist from the State Historic Trust (predecessor to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation) at the transit.
A view of the Fort Orange excavation site in 1970. The D & H building is in the distance.
A view of the Fort Orange excavation site in 1970. Ramps for 787 along the Hudson River were being built.
Dr. Paul Huey and a team of mostly volunteers discovered the remnants of the fort.
Impressed pottery sherd
Native Peoples were living near the site of Fort Orange for thousands of years. The earliest artifacts recovered from the excavation date to around 3,000 years ago—including this cooking vessel sherd.
German bellarmine stoneware jug sherd, early 1600s
Roemer glassware bases with raspberry prunts, 1600s
Shallow Delft bowl (klapmutsen), 1640s
Stoneware and redware marbles, 1600s
Yellow bricks, ca. 1650s
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