For nearly forty years, the Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC) has fulfilled federal requirements for the protection of cultural resources by performing archeological research, promoting education and outreach, providing collections and information management services, and offering technical support for national park units located in the Southeast Region. Additionally, SEAC maintains interagency assistance programs to help carry out the responsibilities of the Secretary of the Interior to assist Federal and state agencies outside of the National Park Service in cultural resources compliance, archeological site stabilization, CRM planning, and public education and outreach. The mission of the Center is to facilitate long-term protection, use, and appreciation of archeological and cultural resources in the southeastern United States and beyond.The Southeast Archeological Center is organized into three sections which provide cultural resource management services:
- Archeological Collections and Information Management (ACIM) Manages museum collections and maintains accession and cataloging information for national parks
- Archeological Investigation and Compliance (AIC) Conducts archeological research, including excavation, artifact analysis and site condition assessment for national parks in the Southeast region
- Native American Graves Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Provides cultural resource services related to NAGPRA for national parks in the Southeast Region.
- Regional Archeological Survey Program (RASP) Conducts archeological surveys, including excavation, artifact analysis and site condition assessment for national parks in the Southeast region
- National Historical Landmarks and External Contracts (NHLEC) Provides NHL support to external federal agencies
- Public Interpretation and Outreach (PO) Conducts outreach to the public on all aspects of SEAC's operation