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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.

Examples of Long-standing Museums
American Museum of Natural History – Anthropology Dept.
Arizona State Museum
National Anthropological Archives
National Museum of Natural History – Anthropology Dept.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
University of Pennsylvania Museum

Federal Curation Repositories and Expertise
Anasazi Heritage Center, Bureau of Land Management
Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archeological Collections, US Army Corps of Engineers
Museum Management Program, National Park Service
Museum Property Program, Department of the Interior

Federal Laws and Regulations
Antiquities Act of 1906
Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 (ARPA)
Curation of Federally-Owned and Administered Archeological Collections of 1990 (36 CFR 79)
National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (NHPA)
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA)
Reservoir Salvage Act of 1960

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