Federal Archaeology Program

This collection includes information about the archaeological activities of federal agencies. In particular, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior's Reports to Congress (SRC) on the federal archaeology program, but also other documents and items.

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  • Secretary of the Interior's Reports to Congress on the Federal Archeological Program
    PROJECT Archeology Program, National Park Service.

    This project contains copies of each The Secretary of the Interior reports to Congress about the archaeological activities and programs carried out or contracted for by federal agencies.The reports covers activities to recover, protect, and preserve archaeological sites, collections, and data. The Secretary's Report to Congress on the Federal Archeology Program provides yearly overviews of the range of activities undertaken by agencies as part of the programmatic Federal stewardship of...

  • Symposium on Salvage Archaeology (1961)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Francis McManamon

    This is the proceedings of a symposium held at the Society for American Archaeology in May of 1955. It was entitled, "Problems in Savaging Archaeological, Historical and Ethnological Data". It was sponsored by the Committee for the Recovery of Archaeological Remains, a committee formed after WWII to deal with archaeological remains found in the course of reservoir construction projects and other public works initiated throughout the United States. The papers in this symposium detail the state of...

  • Symposium on Salvage Archaeology (1961)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: system user

    In March of 1955, Dr. Frederick Johnson, Secretary of the Committee for the Recovery of Archaeological Remains, on behalf of the Committee, suggested that a symposium on salvage archaeology might be held during the Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology in May. He asked Drs. Frank H. H. Roberts, Jr. of the Smithsonian Institution and John M. Corbett of the National Park Service to formulate an agenda for such a symposium and make such arrangements as might be necessary with the...

  • Breath of Life: An Outline of the Development of a National Policy for Historical Preservation (1966)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text John D. McDermott.

    The purpose of this study is to trace the development of the Federal interest in historical preservation, particularly as it is evidenced in legislation. The study focuses on the firsts in the movement and does not purport to be definitive in any sense of the word. Two major legislative enactments received special emphasis, the Antiquities Act of 1906 and the Historical Sites Act of 1935. Together they form the heart and soul of the Federal policy in the preservation of nationally significant...

  • Report of Special Committee on Historic Preservation (1966)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Ronald F. Lee. Ernest A. Connally. J.O. Brew.

    In 1966 a Special Committee was appointed for Historic Preservation. This document is the Special Committee’s report which has been adopted as a basis for major strengthening of the Service’s professional organization to meet today’s needs. This report explains the considerations underlying the recent reorganization of the United States’ history, archeology, and historic architecture staffs. It was created to give a useful understanding of the broadened responsibilities in historic preservation...

  • A Status Report to the Archeological Community (1976)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text The Interagency Archeological Services Division. Rex L. Wilson.

    At virtually every stage in the development of American archeology, some government agency has acted as the discipline's interface with the Federal establishment. The nature of this interface has reflected and affected the practice of archeology and the construction of archeological law. The Interagency Archeological Services Division (IAS), National Park Service is the latest of these interfaces. As a replacement of the Interagency Archeological Investigations and Salvage Program whose scope...

  • Commemorating Antiquities Act of 1906 (1982)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text National Park Service.

    This booklet, printed at no expense to the Federal Government, has been prepared on the occasion of the Founders Day Dinner, August 25, 1982, marking 66 years of the work and achievements of the National Park Service – a unique conservation agency of the Federal Government. The Founders Day program is sponsored by the 1916 Society of the Employees and Alumni Association of the National Park Service, melding the retired and active members of the National Park Service Family, and rededicating us...

  • A History of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act: Law and Regulations (1985)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Chelsea Walter

    With the aim to present a current topic of debate in archeology and the federal government that would interest the archeological community, publisher Jacqueline Nichols and editor Janet L. Friedman of the American Archeology journal issued a special selection of articles titled “ARPA.” This journal segment provides a history of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act, its conception, development, and the laws and regulations established in the process. Senator Jeff Bingaman offers the...

  • Annual Report to Congress on the Federal Archaeological Program FY1983 and FY1984 (1986)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Archeological Assistance Division.

    This report was prepared for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the House Interior and Insular Affairs Committee of the United States Congress. It was prepared pursuant to section 5(c) of the Archeological and Historic Preservation Act of 1974: (Public Law 93-291; 74 Stat. 220; 16 U.S.C. 469-469c) and section 13 of the Archaeological Resources Protection Ac.t of 1979 (Public Law 96-95; 93 Stat. 721; 16 U.S.C. 470aa). Under these Acts, the Secretary of the Interior is directed...

  • Archeology and the Federal Government (1988)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Francis McManamon

    The Federal government's concern for preservation of important archeological properties began during the nineteenth century in response to the destruction and looting of Indian ruins in the American Southwest. Since then, the breadth of this concern has grown to include the consideration of impacts to archeological properties, as well as other kinds of cultural resources by most Federal activities. As this issue of the CRM Bulletin illustrates, a very wide range of agencies and activities at the...

  • Federal Archaeology: The Current Program FY1985 and FY1986 (1989)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Bennie C. Keel. Francis McManamon. George S. Smith.

    This report is prepared by the National Park Service (NPS) at the direction of the Secretary of the Interior for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the House Interior and Insular Affairs Committee of the United States Congress, pursuant to Section 5(c) of the Archeological and Historic Preservation Act of 1974 (AHPA) and Section 13 of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 (ARPA). In addition the report provides information about the wide range of Federal...

  • Pilot Study to Investigate the Feasibility of CD ROM Technology for Archaeological Reports (1989)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Francis McManamon

    This report summarizes the results of a preliminary study to evaluate the use of CD ROM [Compact Disk Read Only Memory] as an archival and research tool for the enormous literature that has developed through contract archaeology by federally funded or mandated programs. This pilot study was conducted by Southern Methodist University through a contract with Texas State Historical Commission and the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.

  • Pilot Study To Investigate the Feasibility of CD ROM Technology for Archaeological Reports - Final Report (1989)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Fred Wendorf. Robert V. Kempter.

    This report summarizes the results of a preliminary study to evaluate the use of CD ROM [Compact Disk Read Only Memory] as an archival and research tool for the enormous literature that has developed through contract archaeology by federally funded or mandated programs. This pilot study was conducted by Southern Methodist University through a contract with Texas State Historical Commission and the National Park Service, US Department of Interior.

  • The Kentucky Archaeological Registry: Landowner Participation in Site Preservation (1991)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text A. Gwynn Henderson.

    Laws directed at protecting archeological sites frequently target those located on State or federally owned property, but many sites are located on private property. These sites represent a significant portion of the identified sites in many States, meaning that large numbers of our nation's archeological resources are not protected. The Kentucky Archaeological Registry was created to address this problem. Modeled on The Nature Conservancy's nationally successful program for protecting...

  • Managing America's Archaeological Resources (1992)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Francis McManamon.

    Since the late 1960s in the United States, national systems for the management of archaeological resources have developed. Federal land-managing agencies, which control a total of about one-third of the land in the United States, have developed archaeological resource management programs. State historic preservation programs in each state have begun to function as the managers of much of the archaeological record that is nol on public land. This expansion of public archaeology has had profound...

  • The Secretary of the Interior’s Report to Congress on the Federal Archeology Program (1992)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Ruthann Knudson. Francis McManamon.

    Comprehensive reports about specific types of nationwide activities performed by a variety of government agencies can support agency-specific as well as synergistic interagency resource management programs and initiatives. They can be used to develop public and congressional support for activities and funds. Developing such reports is a tremendous administrative and logistical challenge requiring interaction among the corporate cultures of the involved agencies, all of which have varying...

  • Federal Archaeological Programs and Activities: The Secretary of the Interior's Report to Congress FY1987 (1993)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Francis McManamon. Patricia C. Knoll. Ruthann Knudson. George S. Smith. Richard C. Waldbauer.

    This document, the Secretary of the Interior's report to Congress on Federal archeological activities, is prepared for the Secretary by the Departmental Consulting Archeologist, Archeological Assistance Program, National Park Service (Knudson and McManamon 1992). The report is required by Section S(c) of the Archeological and Historic Preservation Act of 1974 (AHPA; P.L. 93-291, 16 USC 469-469c) and Section 13 of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 CARP A; 16 USC 470aa-470mm), as...

  • Archaeology and the National Register (1994)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Jan Townsend.

    This essay summarizes the historical development of the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) as it related to archaeological resources. The summary includes a discussion about how NRHP criteria have been applied to archaeological resources. The author points out the importance of evaluating archaeological properties for the NRHP as part of documentation and determining the significance of these resources for public planning and as part of cultural resource management (CRM) activities..

  • Archeology and the Federal Government (1994)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Chelsea Walter

    This is a special issue of the National Park Service's journal, CRM, articles in this issue provides information about federal agencies' archeological activities in parks and other federal lands, Indian tribes, states, local governments and the private sector. This special issue of CRM magazine focuses on the protection and management of archeological sites, collections, and data. The National Strategy for Federal Archeology encompasses public education and participation, public use of the...

  • Archeology and the National Register (1994)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Jan Townsend.

    This article outlines the many milestones and significant events contributing to the development and establishment of the National Historic Preservation Act. Those who drafted the National Historic Preservation Act saw the National Register as a planning tool: its main purpose being a listing of properties at the federal, state, and local level that are worthy of preservation. For archeological resources, this is the most important aspect of the National Register. In order to make wise decisions...

  • The Federal Archaeology Program: Report to Congress for FY1988 and FY1990 (1995)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Ruthann Knudson. Francis McManamon. J. Emlen Myers. National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.

    The 1974 AHPA required the Secretary of the Interior to report to Congress on the Federal archeological activities authorized by that act; this requirement was expanded by ARPA in 1979 and its amendments in 1988 (Figure 1.4). Preparation of the report data, evaluations, and recommendations provides each involved agency and the Secretary the opportunity to communicate to Congress and agency heads the values and needs of the Federal archeology program. The NPS prepared such reports for a few...

  • Report on the Federal Archaeology Program FY1991-FY1993 (1997)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Daniel Haas.

    The Secretary of the Interior's Report to Congress on the Federal archeology program (SRC) describes the activities and accomplishments of the Federal archeology program between FY 1991-1993. The U.S. Congress requires this report to assess the impact of Federal programs and activities on the nation's archeological heritage. It is required under the Archeological and Historic Preservation Act of 1974 (ARPA) which provides for the preservation of historical and archeological data that might be...

  • The Federal Archaeology Program: Report to Congress FY1996 and FY1997 (1999)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Daniel Haas.

    The archeological record--what has been left behind by those who came before--is a vast store of knowledge about our diverse cultural heritage. That record is fragile and irreplaceable, constantly undergoing changes from cultural and natural processes that threaten the valuable information it contains. Our knowledge of the past depends on how well we preserve and investigate this wealth of information. The American people have charged their government with preserving an estimated 6 to 7...

  • A Survey of SHPO Archeological Reports Bibliographic Systems, 2002 (2004)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text S. Terry Childs. Karolyn Kinsey.

    NADB-R is a bibliographic inventory of reports about archeological investigations and planning across the United States. AEP works with the State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs) to collect the bibliographic data recorded for each state for national access and use. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) at the University of Arkansas hosts the searchable, online NADB-R database <http://web.cast.uark.edu/other/nps/nadb/nadb.mul.html> that currently holds approximately 240,000...

  • The Goals and Accomplishments of the Federal Archeology Program: The Secretary of the Interior's Report to Congress on the Federal Archeology Program, 1998-2003 (2009)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Francis McManamon

    Report summarizes information about archeological activities reported by Federal agencies for the years 1998-2003. Chapters discuss agency archeological investigations, public education and outreach programs, the curation of Federal archeological collections, and the protection of public archeological resources.

  • The Goals and Accomplishments of the Federal Archeology Program: The Secretary of the Interior's Report to Congress on the Federal Archeology Program, 2004-2007 (2010)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Chelsea Walter

    The Secretary’s Report to Congress on the Federal Archeology Program documents the archeological resource management and stewardship activities carried out by Federal agencies between FY2004 and FY2007. The Departmental Consulting Archeologist prepares the report on behalf of the Secretary on the basis of information provided by over two dozen Federal agencies that conduct, fund, or require archeological activities and investigations. The data in the FY2004-2007 report convey a sense of...

  • Federal Archeology Program Overview (2011)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Archeology Program, National Park Service; U.S. Department of the Interior.

    The Federal archeology program is a general term used to encompass archeological activities on public land, as well as archeological activities for federally financed, permitted, or licensed activities on nonfederal land. Included under this term are archeological interpretation programs, collections care, scientific investigations, activities related to the protection of archeological resources, and archeological public education and outreach efforts. This two-page brief summary is from the...

  • Federal Archeology Program Quantitiative Data by Year: 1985-2009 (2011)
    DATASET karen mudar.

    This spreadsheet documents the archeological activities reported by Federal agencies from the years 1985 to 2009. Activities reported include the number of project background reviews conducted, the number of field studies to identify and evaluate sites conducted, and the number of data recovery/excavation projects conducted. Also reported are data about the extent of looting or vandalism of archeological sites on land managed by Federal agencies and information about looters apprehended and...

  • Secretary of the Interior's Reports to Congress on the Federal Archeology Program--Overview (2011)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Archeology Program-NPS.

    This document is a copy of the general information about the U.S. Secretary of the Interior's Reports to Congress (SRC) on archaeological activities by federal agencies. There are a number of federal agency programs and activities that affect the nation's archeological heritage. The report covers activities to recover, protect, and preserve archeological sites, collections, and data. The Secretary's Report to Congress on the Federal Archeology Program provides an overview of the range of...