Predictive Model for Locating Precontact Archaeological Sites

VDHP implements a predictive model to identify areas with potential for containing significant Precontact Native American sites. The model may also offer some guidance in locating historic Euro-American early settlements. The predictive model can only be completed and submitted to the VDHP by a Secretary of the Interior qualified consultant for the purposes of project review. It should not be used in lieu of a site visit. The predictive model was approved by the Vermont Advisory Council on Historic Preservation on May 23, 2002 and reaffirmed on October 22, 2015.

Environmental Predictive Model 

An Explanation of the Environmental Predictive Model

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