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For Agencies and Applicants

For agencies and applicants that are directed to coordinate with OAS and seek our comment regarding potential impacts to archaeological resources, please refer to the following guidance on the submission process.

Initial Submission

To ensure timely responses from the OAS and to reduce the OAS’s need to request additional information, submission letters must contain the following information:

  • A cover letter that provides:
    • your agency’s complete return address;
    • a detailed description of the proposed project, including what, if any ground disturbing activities are going to occur;
    • the agency that is funding, licensing, or permitting the project;
    • the size of the project area (preferably in acres) and the legal description (quarter section, section, township, and range), city and county; and
  • A color map (preferably a portion of a USGS 7.5’ quadrangle topographic map) and/or aerial photograph illustrating the exact location of the project area.

For more detailed information about submitting a Section 106 request please refer to the SHPO’s Review and Compliance Manual (pdf)

These submissions should be sent to the attention of Dr. Kary Stackelbeck, State Archaeologist at the following address:

Oklahoma Archeological Survey
University of Oklahoma
111 Chesapeake Street
Norman, OK 73019-5111

We encourage you to review our response letter upon receipt as it may contain a request for further information—either in the form of additional documentation required to complete our initial review or to recommend that an archaeological survey of the project area be completed.

Archaeological Survey

Upon reviewing a given project, OAS may recommend that an archaeological survey is warranted based on the presence of or potential for significant archaeological sites in the project area. Such surveys must be completed by qualified archaeologists who meet or exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for Archeology.

Archaeological Consultant Contact List (docx)

Archaeological Report

Upon completion of a survey, the archaeological consultant should provide you with a professional technical report of their investigation, including their findings and recommendations pertaining to any archaeological resources they may have identified. Such reports that are submitted to our office for review and comment shall include a cover letter sent to the attention of Dr. Kary Stackelbeck, State Archaeologist at the following address: 

Oklahoma Archeological Survey
University of Oklahoma
111 Chesapeake Street
Norman, OK 73019-5111

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