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Susquehanna Tradition

National Register Eligibility Criteria

A site must exhibit the following criteria based upon a Susquehanna Tradition component for National Register eligibility, except as in the second paragraph below. The component must be separable from other prehistoric artifactual material on the basis of horizontal and/or ver-tical stratigraphic separation or clustering, and it must be clearly asso-ciated with one or more of the following types of data:

  1. features,
  2. calcined or non-calcined vertebrate faunal remains and/or invertebrate faunal remains,
  3. charred plant remains, and/or
  4. human biological remains.

The association of Susquehanna Tradition material with features may be assumed if the site yields a reasonable density of Susquehanna Tradition lithic material separable from other prehistoric material, if the context of pre-servation is not disturbed extensively, and if some evidence of feature preservation is present.

Any site with a Susquehanna Tradition component that can make an extraordinary contribution to any of the Research Significance Themes is significant. Moreover, the first site with a demonstrable Susquehanna Tradition component in a given management unit (watershed) is significant if it will likely yield a large sample of Susquehanna Tradition artifacts.