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GSA's Rocky Mountain Region's Historic Preservation Office is committed to providing customers with excellent service relating to all aspects of preservation. Services include historic preservation compliance that encompasses public archeology and archeological preservation.
Please consult with the Regional Historic Preservation Officer when planning new construction projects for leased or Federally owned buildings. GSA can provide guidance on this type of preservation, and highlight the many organizations and individuals that share some responsibility for preserving archeological and historic sites, structures, and other kinds of historic properties.
What is an Archeological Site?
Prehistoric or historic archeological resources fall under one category of historic properties. The National Register of Historic Places defines an archeological site as “the place or places where the remnants of a past culture survive in a physical context that allows for the interpretation of these remains.”
Such properties may be eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places for a variety of reasons. One such reason is that “they have yielded, or may be likely to yield information important to prehistory or history.”
Appropriate preservation measures for affected archeological sites, or portions of archeological sites, may include:
Federal Archeology and Historic Preservation Program
The following are key aspects of the United States archeology and historic preservation program: