STILLWATER, N.Y. (AP) - Archaeologists will be hitting the water this summer to survey a stretch of the Hudson River near the site of the Battles of Saratoga.
The National Park Service says underwater surveys of the river will be conducted early next month between the village of Schuylerville and Saratoga National Historical Park in nearby Stillwater, site of the 1777 battles that many historians consider the turning point of the American Revolution.
The archaeology team will be using side-scan sonar and other techniques to search for artifacts left behind by the thousands of soldiers who passed through the area during the 17th and 18th centuries.
An invading British army was defeated by American forces in October 1777 after losing the second of two battles fought at Saratoga.
Archaeologists excavated land sites at the battlefield last year.
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