AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
State Historic Preservation Office
The Archaeology Advisory Commission was established in 1985. Statutory authority was found at A.R.S. §41-847. Rules adopted by the State Historic Preservation Office are at Arizona Administrative Code §§R12-8-301 et seq.
The State Historic Preservation Office, a division of Arizona State Parks, maintains a statewide survey to identify and evaluate historic structures and archeological sites, 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 State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) is appointed by the Governor.
The Commission consisted of eleven members with specific areas of expertise, appointed by the Governor for terms of three years. The Commission was 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 Commission was established to advise the SHPO 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.
The Archaeology Advisory Commission was established by Laws 1985, Chapter 20.
The Archaeology Advisory Commission was repealed by Laws 2014, Chapter 247.
Archaeology Advisory Commission
Arizona State Historic Preservation Office
Related collection at Arizona State Archives
- RG 77 – Arizona State Parks