Federal Archeology Program Overview


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 information found at the National Park Service Archeology Program website (http://www.nps.gov/archeology/sites/fedarch.htm). It includes information on the general activities, overview of laws/policies/regulations/guidelines that are the foundation of the program. The document also outline other federal agencies that contribute and share in the responsibilities of the program. The history of the Department Consulting Archaeologist (DCA) and his/her responsibilities also are outlined.

Cite this Record

Federal Archeology Program Overview. Archeology Program, National Park Service; U.S. Department of the Interior. 2011 ( tDAR id: 372393) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8JD4VBX

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URL: http://www.nps.gov/archeology/sites/fedarch.htm


Investigation Types
Heritage Management

Spatial Coverage

min long: -123.047; min lat: 26.589 ; max long: -68.467; max lat: 49.497 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): National Park Serivce


General Note: For general questions about the Archeology Program and our activities, please email DCA@nps.gov. Postal mail address: Archeology Program, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW (2275), Washington, DC 20240.

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