On the Record | The Northeast
Click on the map to explore National Historic Landmarks and sites on the National Register of Historic Places. Stars indicate landmarks.

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Abbott Farm District

Extensive evidence of long-term occupation by Paleoindian people in the Delaware River Floodplain. Designated a National Historic Landmark 1976.

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Hughes Early Man Complex

The site has six discrete activity areas representing some of the earliest human occupations on the central Delmarva Peninsula. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1979.

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Shoop Site

Large habitation consisting of several major features on a high knoll. Extensive collections of tools have been discovered. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1986.

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Meadowcroft Rockshelter

Although the site's chronology remains controversial (the deepest cultural feature produced dates more than 17,000 years ago), the shelter is one of the most carefully excavated early occupations in eastern North America. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1978.

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Dutchess Quarry Cave Site

Archeologists discovered a style of late Paleoindian projectile points known as Cumberland here. The fact that a charred caribou bone was found near a projectile point is now believed coincidental. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1973.

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West Athens Hill Site

A large quarry-workshop closely associated with the nearby Flint Mine Hill Archeological District. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1973.

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Flint Mine Hill Archeological District

One of the most extensive quarry-workshop areas from the Paleoindian era in the eastern United States. Chert from the district has been found widely throughout the Northeast. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1978.

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DEDIC site

Large numbers of projectile points and other tools were preserved in this habitation's intact deposits. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1978.

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Wapanucket Site

Many artifacts were recovered from this 100-acre site, which, during Paleoindian times, was probably covered by tundra. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1973.

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Lamoreau Site

This habitation yielded an assemblage of tools, including an unusually small fluted point. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1989.

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The Weirs

Paleoindians used this lakeshore locale for a variety of purposes, leaving behind artifacts and other signs of their presence. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1975.

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Hedden Site

Beneath a large sand dune, archeologists found stone tools and debris of high quality chert from New York's Hudson Valley, coastal Massachusetts, and other locales. They also discovered charred botanical remains that date from 10,500 to 10,600 years ago. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1991.

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Vail Site

Where archeologists discovered the largest collection of tools yet found in northern New England. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983.

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Munsungun-Chase Lake Thoroughfare Archeological District

Featuring quarries and workshops for making stone tools, the site was a source of Munsungan chert found in Paleoindian sites throughout northern New England. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1979.

1. Abbott Farm District 2. Hughes Early Man Complex 3. Shoop Site 4. Meadowcroft Rockshelter 5. Dutchess Quarry Cave Site 6. West Athens Hill Site 7. Flint Mine Hill Archeological District 8. DEDIC site 9. Wapanucket Site 10. Lamoreau Site 11. The Weirs 12. Hedden Site 13. Vail Site 14. Munsungan-Chase Lake Thoroughfare Archeological District Download the print version