Pollen analysis was done on a core through a linear mound formerly identified as a 1777 British earthwork at Saratoga National Historical Park. Documents indicate that the British earthwork was built in a forest in a sparsely settled region. Pollen data record a 71-year reforestation sequence under the mound, indicating that it cannot be a Revolutionary War earthwork.
Kelso, Gerald K. and Hsu, Dick Ping
"Battlefield Palynology: Reinterpretation of British Earthworks, Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater, New York,"
Northeast Historical Archaeology:
24, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.buffalostate.edu/neha/vol24/iss1/7