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Archaeological Site Open House

July 2-3, 2014 :  11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

The Pethick Site is a multi-component Native American site along the Schoharie Creek

Used as a teaching site by the University at Albany and the NYSM, the Pethick Archaeological Site is in its tenth season of excavation. The site has yielded over 200,000 artifacts and 800 soil features. The majority point to Late Woodland (A.D. 1000 to 1500) and Early Woodland (1000 BC-AD 1) period occupations but additional evidence suggests that the location has been occupied frequently going back at least to 2000 BC.

Visitors will meet at the dig site and be given tours of the site and active excavation units by university students. Artifacts found at the site will be on display and professional archaeologists, including State Archaeologist Dr. Christina Rieth of the New York State Museum and Dr. Sean Rafferty of the University at Albany, will be on hand to discuss New York State archaeology. Additional information can be obtained by calling Christina Rieth at (518)402-5975 or by emailing Steve Moragne at or Sean Rafferty at

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