The Enigmatic Archaic Site at Lamoka Lake, New York
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(image)Send to Kindle  Arthur Parker had long suspected that New York State’s prehistoric past featured a very ancient era before the invention of pottery and agriculture. By the early 1920s, he referred to this poorly-documented period as the Archaic Algonkian (Parker 1922). He also recognized another early culture that he called Eskimo-like due to the presence in artifact assemblages of polished stone (especially slate) items similar to those used historically by Inuit people. The Eskimo-like artifacts included ground and polished ulus (a.k.a. semi-lunar knives) and projectile points………. Read More


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The Lamoka Lake Site, Schuyler County, New York: Was There a Southern Connection?
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(image)Send to Kindle  “the Indian Knoll culture…may have been involved in patterns of change that could explain the development of such later cultures as Riverton, or even Lamoka” (Winters 1974:xxii). Forty-two years before this assessment by Midwestern archaeologist Howard Winters, William A. Ritchie (1932:131), thought that his new discovery, the Archaic community at Lamoka Lake, arrived in Schuyler County, New York with immigrants from the west or northwest. (image)Red Bank Island, Lamoka Lake. Photo Credit: Dorothy Byer Years later, aware of a growing number of………. Read More


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Frontenac, Island of History
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(image)Kindle  If history is the process of human life experienced, symbolized, and remembered, then Frontenac Island must be one of the oldest and most significant historic places in New York State.  Frontenac Island, in Cayuga Lake at Union Springs, New York is the last of the four great Archaic period sites excavated by William A. Ritchie between 1925 and 1940 (the others being Lamoka Lake, and the Robinson, and Oberlander No. 1 sites at Brewerton). Two Streams of Culture Early in his interpretation of the Frontenac Island site, Ritchie (1944, 1945) came to the conclusion that the………. Read More


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