Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979
The Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 (Pub.L. 96–95 as amended, 93 Stat. 721, codified at 16 U.S.C. §§ 470aa–470mm), also referred to as ARPA, is a federal law of the United States passed in 1979 and amended in 1988. It governs the excavation of archaeological sites on federal and Indian lands in the United States, and the removal and disposition of archaeological collections from those sites.
- Antiquities Act
- National Historic Preservation Act of 1966
- Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
- Seidemann, Ryan M. (November 9, 2006). The Reason Behind the Rules: The Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 and Scientific Study. bepress Legal Series, Working Paper 1874. Berkeley Electronic Press.
- Annotated text of ARPA from the National Park Service
- National Park Service technical bulletin on application of ARPA
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