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Archaeological Discovery at Lake George

New York State Museum archaeologists have identified archaeological remains associated with a small Early Archaic camp dating to approximately 8,000 B.C. along the shore of Lake George in Warren County, New York. The site produced bifurcate and Genesee projectile points that would have been used by Native groups for hunting animals. Small pieces of debitage (waste flakes) from stone tool manufacture were also found along with broken bifaces that suggest that the site’s occupants were preparing food at the site. Many artifacts are made from stone materials that are not commonly found around the lake, suggesting that they were traded between groups living elsewhere in the Northeast or that the site’s occupants were not originally from the Warren County area.