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056-0057 Robertson Mountain Site

Robertson Mountain Site
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VLR Listing Date 09/16/1982

NRHP Listing Date 12/13/1985

NPS property number 85003173

One of the few sites in the Shenandoah National Park to provide clear evidence of stratified cultural deposits, Robertson Mountain was occupied by Native Americans for the entire span of the Archaic period (8000 1000 B.C.), making it a valuable record of cultural and environmental changes in the Blue Ridge. Scientific excavation of the elevated site may provided information on food gathering activities in the highland zone. In one of the most botanically unaltered sections of the park, the site is a reminder of the habitat in which the first inhabitants of the mountains flourished for thousands of years.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated November 14, 2018