Cultural resources can be defined as physical evidence or place of past human activity: site, object, landscape, structure; or a site, structure, landscape, object or natural feature of significance to a group of people traditionally associated with it.
Types of cultural resources often found in national parks:
Archeological resources: The remains of past human activity and records documenting the scientific analysis of these remains.
Historic structures: Material assemblies that extend the limits of human capability.
Cultural landscapes: Settings we have created in the natural world.
Ethnographic resources: Sites, structures, landscapes, objects or natural features of significance to a traditionally associated group of people.
Museum objects: Manifestations of human behavior and ideas.
Examples of cultural resources found at Acadia National Park: