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The Antiquities Act - Setting Basic Preservation Policies

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Author(s): Francis McManamon

Year: 1996

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On June 8, 1906, 90 years ago, President Theodore Roosevelt signed into law the Antiquities Act. This law was intended to protect archeological sites on the public lands of the United States as resources of significance and value to every American. The goal was to preserve historic, scientific, commemorative, and cultural values embodied in archeological sites for present and future generations of Americans. As one means of commemorating the anniversary of this important statute, this article describes three important functions that the Act served and continues to serve.

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The Antiquities Act - Setting Basic Preservation Policies. Francis McManamon. CRM. 19 (7): 18-23. 1996 ( tDAR id: 373038) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8FQ9TRG


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