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U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service

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Appendix II: CHECKLIST FOR ARCHEOLOGICAL NOMINATIONS

The following list of questions may be used as a checklist in the final review of a nomination prior to submission to the National Register of Historic Places. Bold-printed segments indicate major categories of information in the National Register nomination.

2 LOCATION

. Has the "not for publication" box been considered?

7 DESCRIPTION

. Is the environmental setting described and related to the property or district? Cross check with topographic and sketch maps and photographs.

. Are the probable occupation or construction dates identified for all components of the property or district? If the property can not be dated, the text should so state. Cross check with sketch maps and photographs.

. Are all major or significant features identified and described? Cross check with topographic and sketch maps and photographs. Check areas and periods of significance.

. Are the major types of alterations and disturbances identified and evaluated for their impact upon the property's or district's integrity? Cross check with sketch maps and photographs.

. Are all contributing and non-contributing properties in the district identified and counted? Cross check with topographic and sketch maps and photographs.

. Does the description convey the significant qualities of the property? Do the significant aspects retain integrity?

.Is the character of the district identified?

. Does this character provide a basis for grouping properties into a district?

8 SIGNIFICANCE

. Does the narrative clearly represent and convey the Period(s) and Area(s) of Significance checked? Have they been justified in a specific discussion within the Statement of Significance?

. Have the applicable criteria been identified and documented within the Statement of Significance?

. Does the context in which a property has been evaluated as significant justify the local, state, or national level of significance chosen for the property?

. Is Cultural Affiliation (necessary under D) indicated in the Statement of Significance?

. Have the criteria considerations been indicated and justified where applicable?

FOR PROPERTIES MEETING CRITERION A:

. Does the significance statement identify the applicable major event(s) associated with the property or district?

. Does the significance statement justify the importance of the event(s) with respect to its impact on the broad patterns of prehistory or history?

. Does the significance statement demonstrate that the property or district has stronger associations to the event(s) than other comparable properties or districts?

FOR PROPERTIES MEETING CRITERION B:

. Does the significance statement identify the specific person(s) who was significant in the past?

. Does the significance statement justify the importance of the person(s)?

. Does the significance statement demonstrate that the property or district has stronger associations to the person(s) than other comparable properties or districts? Comparison should be made on the basis of length of association and degree of integrity.

FOR PROPERTIES MEETING CRITERION C

. Does the significance statement identify and justify the importance of an applicable design concept(s), construction technique(s), or usage of building material(s)?

. Does the significance statement demonstrate that the property or district provides a better illustration of a design concept(s), construction technique(s), or usage of building materials than other properties or districts? Comparison should be made on the basis of those:

. Characteristics that were typically common to a:

Design concept(s), construction technique(s), or usage of building material(s)

. Characteristics that express individuality or variation within a:

Design concept(s), construction technique(s), or usage of building materials

. Characteristics that documents the evolution of a: Design concept(s), construction technique(s), or usage of building material(s)

FOR PROPERTIES MEETING CRITERION D:

. Does the significance statement describe the potential research topics that the property can address?

. Does the significance statement justify the importance of these research topics within an applicable historic context? Does the significance statement identify the data that can address these research topics?

. Does the significance statement affirm that the property contains or is likely to contain these data?

9 BIBLIOGRAPHY

. Were all appropriate areas in the text properly referenced?

. Are all citations used in the text referenced in the bibliography?

10 GEOGRAPHICAL DATA

. Are boundary lines fixed at permanent features or UTM references appearing on USGS topographic maps?

. Does the sketch map indicate the boundary of the nominated property?

. Does the verbal boundary description describe the boundaries on all sides of the property or district?

. Does the boundary justification discuss the:

. method(s) used to define the boundary, and

. relationship between the property's or district's significance and the boundary?

. Are all major or significant features included within the boundary?

. Does the boundary exclude unjustified acreage or buffer zones?

. Does the boundary include entire buildings, structures, or objects as opposed to only portions of buildings, structures, or objects?

ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTATION

. Are the sketch maps labeled?

Do maps have a:

. title,
. legend,
. north arrow, and
. scale?

. Does the sketch map show the entire boundary of the property or district?

. Does the sketch map show features, disturbances, and contributing and non-contributing elements discussed in the nomination?

. Do the photographs illustrate the:

. environmental setting,

. major or significant features, and

. major alterations or disturbance?

 

 

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