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In cooperation with the State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society, the Archeological Survey works to preserve and protect Oklahoma's significant archeological resources.

Guidebook to Reporting Vandalism of Archeological Sites [Word file] [PDF file]

Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places and Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory

Atlas of Archaeological Sites and Management Activities

FAQ's on Historic and Archaeological Preservation

State Historic Preservation Office

State Historic Preservation Office FAQs

State and Federal Laws Pertaining to Archeology

Through a variety of state and federal laws, the staff of the Survey works to preserve and protect important archeological resources. Each year, approximately 5000 projects such as oil and gas wells, wastewater treatment systems, industrial parks, and timber harvesting are evaluated to ensure that the information of valuable sites is not lost. This is mainly accomplished through preservation of the resources rather than by excavating them. Using Oklahoma's Burial Disturbance Law, the State Archaeologist works to protect prehistoric and historic cemeteries and to return Native people's remains to the proper tribe.

Oklahoma Archeology Site File Repository

The Archeological Survey serves as the central repository for records on known archeological sites. Currently, some 15,000 sites have been reported across Oklahoma ranging from a high of almost 1100 in Le Flore County to less than 25 in Alfalfa County. However, many more sites remain unreported. If you wish to report archeological remains or artifacts, call (405) 325-7211 or download the site forms in Acrobat or Word format and return to the Oklahoma Archeological Survey.For isolated finds, download the isolated find form (please include a map, if available). You will need the free Acrobat reader software to view the forms in pdf format and the list of consulting archeologists below. Download it at the Adobe website.

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Site form

Isolated Find

Instructions for filling out site form

Site Form

Update Form

Preservation Planning

To "Save the Past for the Future", the Archeological Survey also works on long range plans to aid in determining future threats to archeological sites and identifying new means of protecting and preserving these irreplaceable resources.

Archaeological Consultants

List of Archeological Consultants Working in the State of Oklahoma

List of Archaeologists and People Working in Archaeology in Oklahoma

Archaeologists in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma Archeological Survey 111 E. Chesapeake Norman OK 73019-5111 (405)325-7211 Contact Webmaster: archsurvey@ou.edu

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