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Current and Ongoing Research Projects

Million Dollar Beach Site

The Million Dollar Beach Site is a multi-component archaeological site directly adjacent to the famous waterfront in the Village of Lake George. Limited excavations of the site toward the goal of better preserving it in place while maintaining use of the beach parking lot, road, and campground,...

Pethick Site

The Pethick site is located in the Town of Schoharie, Schoharie County, New York. The site has produced more than 350,000 artifacts associated with four major cultural occupations. The earliest occupation dates between 4,000-3,000 B.C. and consists of the remains of a small camp occupied by...

Bailey Site

The New York State Museum completed excavations at the Bailey Site near Belgium, Onondaga County, New York prior to renovation of the Route 31 bridge over the Seneca River by the New York State Department of Transportation. The site consists of the remains of a small horticultural hamlet dating...

Higgins Site

The Paul J. Higgins site is a lithic site in the Town of Cortlandt, northwestern Westchester County. The initial identification of the site was made in the early fall of 2007 in advance of future roadwork by the Department of Transportation. The following two summers, archaeologists returned to...

Schoharie Creek II Site

The Schoharie Creek II site was identified by museum archaeologists prior to the renovation of Route 7 in the Town of Schoharie, Schoharie County. Mitigation of the site produced artifacts associated with an Early to Middle Woodland camp. This project produced over 40,000 prehistoric artifacts....

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The Utica North-South Arterial Reconstruction Project is a multi-phase project which was initially excavated in 2006 by both the CRSP and one of our sub-consultants, then completely taken over in 2012 by the Cultural Resource Survey Program for the Phase III data recoveries and the construction...