Archeology and the National Register
Author(s): 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 about preserving and long-term management of resources, decision-makers must know which archeological resources are important and, more importantly, why they are important. Listing archeological properties in the National Register can provide this information.
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Archeology and the National Register. Jan Townsend. CRM. 17 (2): 10-12. 1994 ( tDAR id: 391260) ; doi:10.6067/XCV83J3G4S
Ernest Allen Connally • George B. Hartzog, Jr. • Herbert E. Kahler • Historic Preservation • Historic Sites Act of 1935 • J. O. Brew • John A. Hussey • Lee-Brew-Connally Committee • Murray H. Nelligan • National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 • National Park Service • National Preservation Task Force • National Register Criterion • National Trust for Historic Preservation • OAHP • Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation • Robert M. Utley • Ronald F. Lee • Russell V. Keune • Special Committee on Historic Preservation • Steering Committee • U.S. Conference of Mayors • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development • William E. Brown • With Heritage So Rich • Zorro A. Bradley
min long: -125.42; min lat: 24.423 ; max long: -66.094; max lat: 49.707 ;
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Sponsor(s): National Park Service, Washington, D.C.
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