The Archaeology Advisory Commission was established in 1985. Statutory authority is found at A.R.S. §41-847.
The Archaeology Advisory Commission aids the State Historic Preservation Officer by providing expert advice regarding archaeological education programs, protection of archaeological sites and related activities. (Laws 2014, Chapter 247: Purpose)
The State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) maintains an inventory of historic properties, historic private burial sites and private cemeteries, nominates eligible properties to the National and State Register of Historic Places, administers grants for historic projects and ensures that historic sites are taken into consideration at all levels of planning and development. The SHPO is appointed by the Governor.
The Commission consists of eleven members who have specific areas of expertise, appointed by the Governor to terms of three years. The Commission is required to submit an annual report regarding its activities to the Governor, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The Archaeology Advisory Commission was established in 1985 to advise the State Historic Preservation Officer on various archaeological issues in Arizona including public education, promotion of archaeological issues, supporting law enforcement activities to prevent destruction of archaeological sites, developing a plan to protect sites, and methods to contribute to a better understanding of history. Laws 1985, Chapter 20.
Arizona Revised Statutes
- Laws 1985, Chapter 20
- Laws 2014, Chapter 247
Related collection at Arizona State Archives: RG 77 – Arizona State Parks