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National Register of Historic Places Program:
Archeology Month - Learn More

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.


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[photo] Archeologist at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore





Preservation law is the cornerstone of this mission, which the National Park Service carries out in cooperation with other agencies, states, universities and archeological organizations, private groups, Indian tribes, the public, and other partners. The NPS Archeology Program encourages public interest in and stewardship of the sites contributing to our national heritage.

National Park Service Archeology Month Portal

Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans about Archeology: