The Archeology Program is situated in the Cultural Resources Stewardship, Partnerships, and Science Directorate at the Washington Support Office. The Program provides national leadership, coordination, and technical guidance to assist parks, regions, and partners with the preservation and protection of archeological resources.  

From the cliff dwellings of the Southwest to urban rowhouse blocks, archeology represents a continuum of American heritage–its places, peoples, artifacts, and traditions. Over 80,000 archeological sites have been identified on National Park Service lands. Approximately 38 million artifacts are curated at NPS collections facilities, in addition to maps, reports, and other documentation. 

Paralleling the NPS Mission, the Archeology Program aims to preserve and protect this significant heritage for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.

Last updated: July 15, 2021