Terminal Archaic Stage hunter‐gatherer communities living in the New York region of the eastern seaboard of North America in the period from about 1320 to 700 bc. Descended from the Susquehanna Tradition, these communities are characterized by the use of long narrow projectile points with fish‐tail bases. Oval and rectangular soapstone bowls were used, especially in large base camps and appear to have been highly prized. Most of the settlements were along rivers and around the coast. Cremation was the local burial tradition.