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On a patch of land in Upstate New York, a team of archaeologists are sweltering in the summer sun. Slowly, they are combing through the relics of one of history’s most iconic events – the Woodstock Festival of 1969. And they discover a number of artifacts buried beneath the dirt that shed new light on the defining moment of a generation.

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More than 50 years ago, over 400,000 revelers gathered at a farm in Bethel, some 100 miles outside of New York City. Then over the course of three days, they engaged in a celebration of love and music so significant that it is still revered today. But there are many alive who still remember Woodstock – so why are archaeologists searching its hallowed fields?

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