The National Park Service (NPS) has awarded a 2017 John L. Cotter Award to William A. Griswold for his archeological scholarship about the Battles of Saratoga, New York, which culminated in The Saratoga Campaign: Uncovering an Embattled Landscape, a book co-edited by UMD’s Professor of Historic Preservation, Donald W. Linebaugh. The book spans over 75 years of archeology at Saratoga, highlighting the variety of techniques—both traditional and state-of-the-art—used to uncover the stories of its war-torn battlefields.
This is the second book that Griswold and Linebaugh have edited together; their book, Saugus Iron Works: The Roland W. Robbins Excavations 1948-1953, was released by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior in 2011.
The John L. Cotter award was created to recognize professional achievements and exceptional projects in honor of Cotter’s long and distinguished career. Award nominations are peer submitted and voted on by the award committee comprising five NPS archeologists.
Learn more about The Saratoga Campaign, here. Purchase on Amazon here.