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Technical Brief 13 Managing Archeological Resources from the Museum Perspective


Published by the DOI Departmental Consulting Archeologist/NPS Archeology Program, National Park Service, Washington, DC, April 1992.

References Cited

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1990      A Prehistoric Context for the Upper Hudson Valley: Report of the Survey and Planning Project. Report submitted to the New York Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation by the Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Brown, James A.
1981      The Potential of Systematic Collections for Archaeological Research. In The Research Potential of Anthropological Museum Collections, edited by Anne-Marie E. Cantwell, James B. Griffin, and Nan A. Rothschild, pp. 65-77. The New York Academy of Sciences, New York.

1982      On the Structure of Artifact Typologies. In Essays on Archaeological Typology, edited by Robert Whallon and James A. Brown, pp. 176-189. Center for American Archeology Press, Evanston, IL.

Burcaw, G. Ellis
1975      Introduction to Museum Work. The American Association for State and Local History, Nashville

Cantwell, Anne-Marie, James B. Griffin, and Nan A. Rothschild, editors
1981      The Research Potential of Anthropological Museum Collections. The New York Academy of Sciences, New York.

Carnett, Carol
1991      Legal Background of Archeological Resources Protection. Technical Brief No. 11, Archeological Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

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1979      The Role of Museums in Cultural Resource Management. American Antiquity 44(1):161-163

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Endnotes

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1. The terms "museum" and "repository" are used interchangeably to indicate any facility as defined in Curation of Federally-Owned and Administered Archeological Collections, 36 CFR Part 79, Section 79.4(j).

2. It is important to note that fully one-third of the states have yet to enact some form of state-level curation legislation to ensure basic care for those collections which do not fall under Federal jurisdiction (Carnett 1991, Fig. 1).

3. Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-601, 25 U.S.C. 3001-3013)

4. 36 CFR Part 79.5(d), 79.12, Curation of Federally-Owned and Administered Collections; Proposed Rule. Published in the Federal Register 55(177):37671-37672. (1990)

5. At present, there is no centralized site file that contains listings of all known sites that are recorded in various institutional (museums, universities, etc.) files for the State of New York.

6. P.L. 59-209, 16 U.S.C. 431-433 (1906); 43 CFR Part 3.

7. P.L. 96-95, as amended by P.L. 100-555 and 100-588, 16 U.S.C. 470aa-mm (1988), 43 CFR Part 7.

8. 36 CFR Part 6l.4(b)(3), Procedures for Approved State and Local Government Historic Preservation Programs.

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