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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
Arkansas state archeology laws
North Carolina laws
Oregon Revised Statutes Index for Archaeology
State Historic Preservation Legislation Database
Texas State Rules and Regulations
Washington state laws on libraries, museums, and historical activities

Alexandria, VA
Ordinance No. 3773 (Creation, composition and organization of the Alexandria Archaeological Commission
Zoning Ordinance, Section 11-411: Archaeology Protection

Examples of State and Local Curation Guidelines
State of California Guidelines for the Curation of Archeological Collections (PDF file)
Louisiana Division of Archaeology Standards and Guidelines for Curation of Archaeological Collections
Maryland Collections and Conservation Standards (.pdf file)
North Carolina Archaeological Curation Standards and Guidelines
South Carolina Curation, Loans, and Access Policy
Council of Texas Archeologists Curation Standards and Procedures
Alexandria Archaeology, VA. Collections Policy

Professional Codes of Ethics Information
American Anthropological Association Code of Ethics
Archaeological Institute of America Code of Ethics
Register of Professional Archaeologists Code of Conduct
Society for American Archaeology Principles of Archaeological Ethics
Society for Historical Archaeology Ethical Positions
American Association of Museums Code of Ethics for Museums
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice
International Council of Museums Code of Professional Ethics
Society of American Archivists Code of Ethics

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

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