How Did We Get Here?: An Examination of the Development of Florida’s Rule 1A-31

Author(s): Michael D Roy

Year: 2018

Summary

Florida’s current commercial salvage legislation, Rule 1A-31, serves as a way for the state to better work with and regulate the treasure hunting industry by issuing exploration and recovery permits. This paper looks in depth at 1A-31 to explore the development of this legislation as well as compare it to previous related state programs. Additionally, Florida's state legislationg will be compared and related to federal legislation such as the Abondoned Shipwreck Act. This paper will address current thesis research posing the question of are commercial salvage companies acting in compliance with the state’s current legislation. This research will additionally explore the relationship that the public has with both treasure hunters and professional archaeologists in Florida.  

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How Did We Get Here?: An Examination of the Development of Florida’s Rule 1A-31. Michael D Roy. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441600)

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