Archeology Laws (NPS Photo) Ancient drawings and writings on paper.
(NPS Photo) Distant view of a pueblo village on a desert hilltop at Tuzigoot National Monument

The following articles summarize in plain English the key laws and regulations that protect archeological resources. Understanding these laws is an important step in preserving and maintaining fragile archeological resources. Additional resources for more information are included after each entry.

See the full listing of preservation laws and regulations affecting cultural resources on the Cultural Resources Laws, Regulations, and Standards page.