Archeology and the United States Federal Government
Written by Francis P. McManamon and George S. Smith, this paper focuses on the development and organization of the Federal Archeology Program under the National Historic Preservation Program. Beginning in the early nineteenth century, the United States government became concerned for the preservation of important archeological properties - leading to the development of the Federal Archeology Program and a wide range of agencies and activities at the national, state and local levels. McManamon and Smith list and describe in detail the many statutes by which the Federal Archeology Program operates specific to archeological properties and activities. Both authors express the United States’ Commitment to Archeological Preservation and its importance to American Archeology. Included in the paper is a list of the United States Archeological Laws, Regulations, and Executive Orders, as well as the breakdown of the Federal Archeology Program; including the descriptive roles of the Secretary of the Interior, the National Park Service, Individual Departments and Agencies, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and the State Historic Preservation Officer.
The paper was presented at the first symposium arranged by the International Committee of Archaeological Heritage Management under the supervision of ICOMOS. Held in Stockholm, Sweden, the September 12-16 in 1988, the symposium featured papers under the subject: Archaeology and Society – Large Scale Rescue Operations – their possibilities and problems. The aim of the Symposium was to find fruitful strategies to create an understanding for the need of rescue operations for archaeological sites and for encouraging the cooperation between archaeologists and planners, developers, authorities in other fields, politicians and the public at large.
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Archeology and the United States Federal Government. Francis McManamon, George S. Smith. In Archaeology and Society: Large scale rescue operations--their possibilities and problems. Pp. 257-270. Riksantikvarieambetet, Stockholm, Sweden: The Nordic Secretariate of ICAHM (the International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management. 1989 ( tDAR id: 391243) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8028SGM
American Archeology • American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978 • Antiquities Act of 1906 • Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 • Archeological and Historical Preservation Act of 1974 • Arctic Research Policy Act of 1984 • Bureau of Land Management • Bureau of Reclamation • Corps of Engineers • Council on Historic Preservation • Department of Transportation Act of 1966 • Environmental Protection Agency • Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 • Federal Archeology Program • Federal Highway Administration • Forest Service • Historic Sites Act of 1935 • Land Development Regulations • National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 • National Historic Preservation Act • National Historic Preservation Program • National Park Service • National Park Service Organic Act of 1916 • Reservoir Salvage Act of 1960 • Secretary of the Interior • Site Management • Site Preservation Methods • State Historic Preservation Officer • United States Archeological Executive Orders • United States Archeological Laws • United States Archeological Regulations • United States Federal Government Show More
min long: -125.771; min lat: 24.902 ; max long: -55.811; max lat: 49.878 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Francis McManamon
Contributor(s): George S. Smith
ICAHM Report No.(s): 1
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