Cultural resources at or near proposed wind farm sites may be archaeological, architectural, or other resources that include, but are not limited to, objects, sites, buildings, structures, and traditional cultural places. In general, archaeological and architectural cultural resources may be related to either the prehistoric (before written records) or the historic (starting with written records) time periods. Traditional cultural places are generally areas that are material to an aspect of cultural heritage, including natural features that may have cultural associations important to a particular ethnographic or ethnic population.
Cultural resources that meet the criteria for eligibility on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) are considered significant and are referred to as historic properties (Section 4.1.3).
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