Message #202:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Archaeological Preservation on Private Property
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 96 17:37:00 MST
Encoding: 191 TEXT

From: Lisa Armstrong   

Are there any (widely distributed, accessible, available...) pamphlets out 
there available to the public that answer the question, "What do I do if I 
have archaeological sites on my land?"  There are, of course, many ways of 
dealing with this situation. . . as  "insiders" we know whom to contact, and 
we can generally make that call, but the average joe has no awareness of 
appropriate actions that might be taken.   It also seems that (by necessity) 
archaeological conservation or preservation organizations are selling 
memberships or monetary participation, presenting their projects or message, 
but are not prepared to present a concise statement of options open to 
landowners with archaeology on their land.  Any thoughts?


New Mexico --

Archaeologists in the State of New Mexico are engaged in evaluating their 
compliance process.  A recent SASIG message 
 on the Internet 
includes some discussion regarding archaeology and private land owners. 
 Interested persons in New Mexico can contact Al Shalette  
or Lynne Sebastian .  Ms. Sebastian's address is: 
 NM Historic Preservation Division, Villa Rivera, Room 101, 228 East Palace 
Avenue, Santa Fe, NM  87503 / Ph (505) 827-4044.

Arizona --

The Governor's Arizona Archaeology Advisory Commission prepared a document 
for landowners seeking to preserve or develop sites on private property. 
The document describes what Arizona landowners should expect when 
initiating a preservation program or seeking the services of a professional 
archaeologist.  This document is available from the AZ State Historic 
Preservation Office, 1300 West Washington, Phoenix AZ 85007  Phone: (602) 
542-4009 / FAX (602) 542-4180  E-mail: Ann Howard . 
Of course, the AZ SHPO can also provide information on statutes and 
historic preservation tax incentive programs for private landowners.
Arizonans with access to the Internet can look at State archaeological 
stautes on line at  ARS 41-865 describes the Arizona Burial 
Law as it relates to discoveries of human remains and associated grave goods 
on private property.  Another source for this information is

Federal Information --

The federal government recently got into the act.  They published a book 
titled "Protecting Archeological Sites on Private Lands."  SASIG published 
SASIG Message 194 in 1995, which is attached.

Not-for-Profit Information --

The Archaeological Conservancy may also have information for private 
landowners.  I recommend

Utah and Colorado --

(I have no information from UT. You'll need to contact Kevin Jones, UT 
State Archaeologist   
Don Dove may have some information for SW Colorado).

Hope all this information helps!

Brian Kenny
Southwestern Archaeology:


Article #194:
From: Brian Kenny  To: "'Matthias Giessler'"
Subject: Archaeological Sites on Private Lands - Info Request from NPS
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 95

Dear Colleague:
The National Park Service, the Society for American Archaeology, the Society 
for Historical Archaeology, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, 
the Archaeological Conservancy, and the National Conference of State 
Historic Preservation Officers are seeking your  assistance.  We have just 
begun a joint project to organize a workshop on protecting archaeological 
sites on private lands and to prepare a "resource guide" publication of 
successful examples.  We hope that you will be able to help us in this 

Some time ago, the National Park Service sent you a copy of the book, 
Protecting Archeological Sites on Private Lands.  We are interested in 
receiving some feedback from you about the book. In what ways have you used 
the book?  How was it useful?  Did you find that some of the information you 
needed was not in the book?  If so, what information was missing?  What 
information would landowners find most useful to help them care for sites on 
their property? Based on your experience, what characteristics are necessary 
for success in protecting archaeological sites on private lands?

In addition, if you have been involved in an actual project which has 
resulted (or is resulting) in an archaeological site being protected on 
private land, we would appreciate your responding to the enclosed Case Study 
Information Request.  If you haven't participated in such a project, please 
pass the request alone, to someone who may have greater familiarity.

I would appreciate hearing from you by January 8, 1996.  Thank you very much 
for your help.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 
(202) 343-9514.


Susan L. Henry Renaud
Project Coordinator
National Center for Cultural Resource
Stewardship and Partnership Programs



The National Park Service, the Society for American Archaeology, the Society 
for Historical Archaeology, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, 
the Archaeological Conservancy, and the National Conference of State 
Historic Preservation Officers are jointly seeking your assistance in 
gathering information on successful examples of protecting archaeological 
sites on private lands.  While there is plenty of anecdotal information 
about the issues associated with archaeological site protection on private 
lands, hard facts are difficult to come by.  This is why we are asking for 
your help.  The information you share with us will be used as the basis for 
developing materials for a workshop on this topic and in the subsequent 
publication of a "Resource Guide" on site protection.

We would greatly appreciate your providing, on separate paper, the following 
information about one or more site protection projects with which you are 
familiar.  If you have not been involved in a protection project, we would 
appreciate your passing this request along to someone who may be more 
knowledgeable.  Thank you for your assistance.


 1. Where was the project located (city/town, state)?

 2. What kind(s) of site(s) were involved? (type, size, chronology, etc.)

 3. Why was the site important and worth protecting?

 4. What was threatening or impactina the site?

 5. What were the issues associated with the project?  What were the 
    particularly thorny problems?  What opportunities were available?

 6. Who were the players involved in the project (e.g., mayor, planners, 
    developer, farmer, Tribe, news media, etc.)? Who was for it,
    who against it, & why?

 7. How was the situation resolved?  What happened?  What contributed to the 
    project's  success (or failure)?  What lessons were
    learned (what would you do differently next time)?


What ordinances, easements, development agreements, development site plans, 
descriptions of voluntary programs, or other tools were used during or 
prepared as a result of this project?  Would you send us copies?  Would you 
also send copies of any newspaper articles and/or editorials about the 


Who else is involved in protecting archaeological sites on private lands? 
Whom would you recommend that we contact?  Would you provide names, 
addresses, and phone numbers?


Susan L. Henry Renaud
National Center for Cultural Resource
Stewardship and Partnership Programs
National Park Service, Suite 250
PO Box 37127
Washington, D.C. 20013-7127

You may also send your reply via FAX at (202) 343-1836 or via e-mail at (copies of case study materials should, however, be sent 
regular mail).


So that we may follow up with you in case we have any questions or need more 
information, would you please provide, as a part of your reply, your name, 
address, and telephone number.

If you have any questions, Ms. Henry Renaud can be reached at (202)