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Archaeological dig returns to Colonial battleground that produced trove of artifacts

  • In this Thursday, July 23, 2015 photo, Brooke Wendling and Danielle Silverman look for a building foundation at an archaeological dig at Lake George Battlefield Park in Lake George, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    In this Thursday, July 23, 2015 photo, Brooke Wendling and Danielle Silverman look for a building foundation at an archaeological dig at Lake George Battlefield Park in Lake George, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Thursday, July 23, 2015 photo, Don Thompson sifts soil while searching for artifacts at archaeological dig at a dig at Lake George Battlefield Park in Lake George, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    In this Thursday, July 23, 2015 photo, Don Thompson sifts soil while searching for artifacts at archaeological dig at a dig at Lake George Battlefield Park in Lake George, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Thursday, July 23, 2015 photo, workers look for artifacts at an archaeological dig at Lake George Battlefield Park in Lake George, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    In this Thursday, July 23, 2015 photo, workers look for artifacts at an archaeological dig at Lake George Battlefield Park in Lake George, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)  (The Associated Press)

An archaeological project has returned to an artifact-rich state park in the southern Adirondacks on what was once the focal point of the warring British and French empires more than 250 years ago.

A team of students and volunteers is trying to determine if a low stone wall along the edge of Lake George Battlefield Park and another structure being unearthed nearby were built during the French and Indian War from 1754 to 1763.

A dig in the park last summer uncovered a trove of artifacts from the period when thousands of British and Colonial American troops were posted at Lake George while fighting raged along New York's northern frontier.

The annual summer archaeological field school is sponsored by the nearby State University of New York at Adirondack.