A three-year effort to scan nearly 120,000 archaeological site records into an online database is done…
The site records are protected under state law, limited to professional archaeologists to protect the sites from damage done by untrained visitors. Previously, archaeologists have had to delve through paper records to ensure their work follows state and federal requirements. Now, they’ll be able to retrieve the information on each location digitally.
The state has been working to make all of its archaeological records available online, with those records spanning back to the 1940s. Each year, the division receives records on some 3,000 new sites, ranging from 10,000-year-old Paleoindian sites to relics from the state’s uranium boom in the 1960s.
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