Exploring a prehistoric Iroquois site
A recent exploration of a prehistoric Iroquois village site near Fort Plain NY is described in my article in the Albany Times Union: "In Search of Sacred Ground."
A few weeks ago, I stood on a densely wooded hilltop and looked down a steep cliff to a creek swollen with spring rains. I was only four miles from the Thruway, but there wasn't even a sign that human beings had been here. Not an arrowhead. Not a beer can. Yet everything I had read convinced me that this ground was home to hundreds of human beings more than a century before Europeans first appeared.
What kind of fear, I wondered, had driven a band of Mohawks to make their home in this isolated and nearly inaccessible spot?
Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/In-search-of-sacred-ground-1420486.php#ixzz2HyMsaSDD