When digging at the famed Woodstock ’69 festival field (located in Bethel, New York—actually about 50 miles from Woodstock itself) archaeologists weren’t looking for love beads, a tassel from Jimi Hendrix’s jacket, or some of the Grateful Dead’s left-over acid tabs. Project director Josh Anderson says, “The overall point of this investigation is to kind of define the stage space… We can use this as a reference point” in order to figure out the lay of the land during the festival. Their work will help with The Museum at Bethel Woods, which is planning walking routes for the concert’s 50th anniversary next year. Find out more at Spin.
Archaeologists Dig at Woodstock ’69 Festival Field