Garoga Site Collection

photo of Garoga House archaeological dig

Garoga is a 16th-century Mohawk–Iroquois village site, located in Fulton County, that has been excavated periodically by archaeologists since the late 19th century.  The NYSM has acquired several of these assemblages, including those resulting from large-scale excavations by state archaeologists William A. Ritchie and Robert E. Funk in the 1960s.  As a result Garoga is one of the most studied Mohawk village sites, and research on our holdings continues to yield important information on the ancient Mohawk way of life prior to extensive contact with non-native peoples.