CAN I COLLECT OR SELL ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESOURCES FROM MY LAND?
Yes, with assistance. Proceed with care.
Photo credits: Image 1 Tucson Sentinel; 2-4 Arizona State Museum
You are able to keep or sell artifacts found on your private property.
If burial plots are found on your land, contact the Arizona State Museum Burial Coordinator for remains to be transferred:
Interested in preserving archaeological artifacts found on your property?
Contact the Arizona State Museum or local preservation organization. Arizona State Historic Preservation Office:
If you are on State, U.S. Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management lands, there are heavy restrictions against collecting and removing artifacts. The Archaeological Resources Protection Act (1979) forbids any artifacts from being disturbed or removed. Contact the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, Arizona State Museum, or public agency that owns the land on which the artifact was found to inform state archaeologists of site location and help preserve Arizona’s historical artifacts.
For More Information, Contact:
Arizona State Museum
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