When smallpox broke out among the troops in northern New York in the spring of 1776, a general hospital was established at Fort George on the southern end of Lake George. Thousands were admitted and many died. Their place of burial was unknown until 2019, when human remains discovered during construction were identified from the Revolutionary War. A major salvage effort of the heavily disturbed site was launched, and Museum bioarchaeologists began the complex task of reconstructing human remains. Curator of bioarchaeology Lisa Andersen will share the history and progress of the ongoing research.
This program includes a 20-minute talk followed by brief Q&A. Participants are welcomed to bring their lunches.