Paleocurrent indicators

Various paleocurrent indicators are found in these strata, including graptolites, straight-shelled cephalopods and trilobite cranidia. The trend of the paleocurrents is very consistent down the valley, with a mean direction of 167 degrees. This evidence supports the tectonic model. Further east down the valley, the paleocurrent indicators change direction, and run mostly north-south, parallel to the Taconic Front.