Paralleling the NPS Mission, the Archeology Program aims to preserve and protect the nation's archeological heritage for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. It provides national leadership, coordination, and technical guidance to assist parks, regions, and partners with the preservation and protection of archeological resources.

The Archeology Program is situated in the Cultural Resources Stewardship, Partnerships, and Science Directorate at the Washington Support Office. It is part of the Federal Archeology Program, and staff assists the Departmental Consulting Archeologist with carrying out functions delegated by the Secretary of the Interior.

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DO 28A and Archeology Guide

Policy and reference manual for NPS archeology.

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Cultural Resources Inventory System

Database for archeological site inventory.

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Training and Guidance

Online training through DOI Talent.

Last updated: May 4, 2023