Cultural Resources Archaeology: An Introduction by Thomas W. Neumann, Visit Amazon's Robert M. Sanford Page,

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This textbook introduces archaeology scholars to the sector of cultural assets archaeology.

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However, a plowed Paleoindian site in 35 CHAPTER TWO the eastern United States may well be seen as having sufficient integrity to retain its significance, since examples of such sites, plowed or not, are not common (see also National Park Service 1995a). 4 criteria considerations sets forth criteria for what can and cannot be listed. For example, a church as a religious property normally cannot be listed, nor can a cemetery. 10). If something is eligible for listing or actually is listed on the National Register, it is not automatically protected.

The best definitions for these are given in the National Park Service’s (1995a) How to Apply the National Register Criteria, which are paraphrased below. Integrity of location refers to the particular place where an event happened, a building was built, or an object was placed. Archaeologists would think of the term “context” here, and their term would not be too different from how the location functions as an aspect of integrity. When we discussed objects as a type of historic property and what rendered them potentially eligible for listing on the National Register, it was integrity of location that was most important.

And even if archaeological sites do exist on private—or on public—land, they may still be destroyed if it is in the public interest to allow this. The Section 106 Process Several interrelated Federal statutes, along with an assortment of counterpart legislation at the state and local levels, regulate different aspects of archaeology and its performance in the United States. The most important of these is the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA), as amended. It was Section 106—a single paragraph in the NHPA—that made it possible for archaeology to become a compliance industry.

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