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The following links take you to useful web sites that are directly related to this section. Remember, you are often leaving the National Park Service when you go to these sites. Although we recommend them, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of their content.

Federal Laws and Regulations
Antiquities Act of 1906
Archeological and Historic Preservation Act of 1974
Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979
Curation of Federally-Owned and Administered Archeological Collections – 36 CFR 79
Museum Properties Management Act of 1955
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969
National Historic Preservation Act of 1966
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990
Preservation of American Antiquities – 43 CFR 3
Protection of Archaeological Resources – 43 CFR 7
Reservoir Salvage Act of 1960
Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation
PreserveNet Law

State/Local Cultural Resource Laws and Curation Guidelines
Online links to state and local cultural resource laws change frequently. We suggest that conduct online searches using the state name and the words "cultural resource laws," "curation laws," "curation standards," or "curation guidelines."

Professional Codes of Ethics Information
American Anthropological Association
Archaeological Institute of America
Register of Professional Archaeologists
Society for American Archaeology
Society for Historical Archaeology
American Alliance of Museums
International Council of Museums
Society of American Archivists

Other Related Information
National NAGPRA Program (including grants)
United States Copyright Office - The Library of Congress

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